Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK
The Kim regime heavily restricts artists, but South Korean culture shines a light on what the Koreas share in common
The regime treats drinking as a ‘political cancer,’ but alcohol is the only way for many to escape their harsh reality
While praising sacrificial love between comrades, schools discourage romance and treat it as taboo
The mudfish is a key income source for many, but the state promotes such aquaculture even in ill-suited environments
Without friends or family, one defector reached a breaking point before resolving to build a life he could be proud of
Private markets have introduced new perspectives, but the dictatorship means few place much stock on social progress
Juvenile delinquency appears far less common than in other countries, but this doesn’t mean DPRK youth have it better
People in the DPRK are curious about the far wealthier South, but the interest doesn’t always go in the other direction
New columnist Rose writes about discovering the world via foreign media and yearning to escape a country-sized prison
Joshua Kim writes about marveling at Incheon airport, how Vietnam reminded him of the DPRK and more
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