Speaking Truth to Marketing

I go after tour groups and accounts when I think they’re capitalizing on North Korea’s sordid reputation.

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…

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.

How Did Uncle Jang Get in Trouble?

When Uncle Jang had been removed from power at the beginning of this month, there was rampant speculation as to what factors had precipitated this.

Kim Kyong Hui’s Heart Attack

Kim Kyong Hui (sister to Kim Jong Il, widow to Uncle Jang) is believed to have suffered a heart attack at the age of 67.

The Start of This Blog

I’ve been following news and commentary on North Korea for several months and overwhelming my acquaintances with updates on this topic.