How North Korean culture affects lives both in and beyond the DPRK
"Many are driving themselves into ruin for a momentary escape from their depressing reality"
"Self-conscious of my North Korean accent, I usually stay silent wherever I go"
"The families and relatives of defectors, who were once despised, are now admired"
Children in the DPRK enjoy more freedom and less mollycoddling from parents than kids in the West
"Stop laughing and listen! This fortuneteller is really good, she figures things out well"
Photos show how North Koreans, rich and poor, get from A to B
"The songbun system exists in name only for many"
The situation for these women is often dire, but various circumstances can lead to them staying
"Whether it's a summit with the U.S. or South Korea, people just dismiss it as political theater"
"God, please help me live. Help me not get washed away by the force of the current...."
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