May 17, 2021

Culture

Information related to the North Korean culture and culture in North Korea

Toy guns and puppies: The latest art by North Korea’s famed Mansudae Studio

Toy guns and puppies: The latest art by North Korea’s famed Mansudae Studio

The DPRK's top art studio continues to turn out a mix of propaganda paintings and more lighthearted pieces

Toy guns and puppies: The latest art by North Korea’s famed Mansudae Studio
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 16, 2021
How the North Korean dinner table transformed under Kim Jong Un

How the North Korean dinner table transformed under Kim Jong Un

Demand for meat in the country suggests an increasingly sophisticated food economy

How the North Korean dinner table transformed under Kim Jong Un
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 14, 2021
Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea

Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea

Large numbers of tourists may want to visit North Korea after international travel resumes

Better airports would help tourists visit rarely-seen areas of North Korea
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson May 12, 2021
Wife by his side, Kim Jong Un urges women to be ‘eternal cooks’ for revolution

Wife by his side, Kim Jong Un urges women to be ‘eternal cooks’ for revolution

North Korean first lady makes rare appearance for event that celebrates “true daughters of the party”

Wife by his side, Kim Jong Un urges women to be ‘eternal cooks’ for revolution
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 6, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s battle with teen spirit, foreign media and bureaucracy goes public
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Kim Jong Un’s battle with teen spirit, foreign media and bureaucracy goes public

Kim is no longer airing out his social concerns to just his close cadres or the party faithful

Kim Jong Un’s battle with teen spirit, foreign media and bureaucracy goes public
Peter Ward
Peter Ward May 4, 2021
North Korea says it won’t attend June World Cup qualifiers in South Korea

North Korea says it won’t attend June World Cup qualifiers in South Korea

The decision comes after Pyongyang announced last month it won’t attend the Tokyo Olympics due to COVID concerns

North Korea says it won’t attend June World Cup qualifiers in South Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 4, 2021
Biden’s North Korea policy review and what it means – NKNews Podcast Ep. 181

Biden’s North Korea policy review and what it means – NKNews Podcast Ep. 181

In this roundtable podcast, the NK News team discusses leaflets, culture crackdowns and the U.S. policy review

Biden’s North Korea policy review and what it means – NKNews Podcast Ep. 181
NK News
NK News May 4, 2021
North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021

North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro May 3, 2021
No social distancing? North Korea holds massive parade despite COVID-19 pandemic

No social distancing? North Korea holds massive parade despite COVID-19 pandemic

State media shows fireworks and drones soaring over Youth League congress parade

No social distancing? North Korea holds massive parade despite COVID-19 pandemic
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung May 3, 2021
Why did North Korea’s ‘ordinary girl’ YouTuber disappear from the web?

Why did North Korea’s ‘ordinary girl’ YouTuber disappear from the web?

Un A once racked up thousands of views as “the new face of North Korean propaganda”

Why did North Korea’s ‘ordinary girl’ YouTuber disappear from the web?
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 30, 2021
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