February 29, 2024

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Nick Hall

Nick Hall is a writer based in Sydney, Australia. Follow him on Twitter.

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Keeping pace in Pyongyang: A look back at North Korea’s last marathon
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Keeping pace in Pyongyang: A look back at North Korea’s last marathon

Athletes likely to once again miss chance to see city unchaperoned as organizing committee says April race is canceled

Keeping pace in Pyongyang: A look back at North Korea’s last marathon
Nick Hall
Nick Hall January 26, 2024
The colorful legacy of North Korea’s counter-Olympic posters — in photos
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The colorful legacy of North Korea’s counter-Olympic posters — in photos

Pyongyang deployed mythology, culture and landmarks in unique artwork to appeal to both domestic and global audiences

The colorful legacy of North Korea’s counter-Olympic posters — in photos
Nick Hall
Nick Hall June 20, 2023
Empty lots and baboon feces: North Korea’s monuments in Namibia — in photos
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Empty lots and baboon feces: North Korea’s monuments in Namibia — in photos

DPRK laborers applied socialist realist principles to African subjects, but their work now suffers from neglect

Empty lots and baboon feces: North Korea’s monuments in Namibia — in photos
Nick Hall
Nick Hall December 9, 2022
Collision in Korea: Pyongyang’s historic socialism and spandex spectacular

Collision in Korea: Pyongyang’s historic socialism and spandex spectacular

25 years ago, North Korea set a new world record for the largest pro wrestling attendance ever that still stands today

Collision in Korea: Pyongyang’s historic socialism and spandex spectacular
Nick Hall
Nick Hall April 29, 2020