The Bait-and-Switch of Lee Hee-ho

Kim Jong Un invited Lee Hee-ho to visit him in Pyongyang over August 5−8, then promptly retracted the invitation at the least convenient time.

KCNA: Worst Drought in 100 Years

They report that nearly a third of their rice-growing fields have dried up during the planting season, which is dire news considering how little food farmers are allowed to retain.

DPRK in Mid-2015

The Koryo Hotel caught fire on the evening of Thursday, June 11. Foreigners taking pictures of the event were immediately arrested…

Supreme Leader’s Mysterious Wife

Regardless of her glamor, Sol Ju is still subject to punishment under the strict rule of the state. She has disappeared twice in 2012 and 2013…

AMA with Specialists on North Korea

Pertinent to North Korea, readers may be interested in Simon Cockerell’s AMA. He runs Koryo Tours, a tour company that has safely led people through North Korea.

And In Other News…

In other news, North Korea has stymied South Korea’s suggestion for family reunions, for the time being; citizens are preparing fertilizer for the upcoming planting season; encouraged by Rodman, Japanese lawmaker Antonio Inoki plans to open a Sports Peace Community Association office in Pyongyang…

The Tragedy of Hyon Song Wol

Subject of rumor and political persecution, Hyon Song Wol is one example of genuine talent snuffed out by the general meanness of humanity.