November 21, 2019

Culture

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

Bringing Slovenian avant-garde rock to the DPRK - NKNews Podcast Ep.103

Morten Traavik and Mary Sun Kim discuss Laibach's 2015 concert in Pyongyang and navigating North Korean censorship

NK News November 19, 2019

What life is really like as a foreigner living in Pyongyang

A former diplomat in the DPRK discusses the realities and common misconceptions through their own personal experiences

Nils Weisensee November 13, 2019
NK PRO

New photo reveals two-tier pricing system on DPRK’s Pyongyang-Hyangsan highway

Costs of up to 14.40 euros to traverse the full length of the highway, photo indicates

Chad O'Carroll November 11, 2019

Suspected sanctions-busting cargo ship sank in October, North Korean media says

Chief Engineer of the Jang Jin Gang lauded as hero for prioritizing rescue of Kim portraits as ship sank

Colin Zwirko November 11, 2019

Bow to the leader: a history of North Korea's iconic and ubiquitous Kim statues

Statues began being erected in the late 1960s, and continue to be sites of mandatory pilgrimage to this day

Andrei Lankov November 11, 2019

Ask a North Korean: How much do Pyongyangites know about the outside world?

"People from outside of Pyongyang, at least those in my hometown, are often more up-to-date on outside news"

Tae-il Shim November 5, 2019

How a massive influx of Chinese visitors is changing North Korean tourism

Business is booming, but cultural and logistical issues have meant the new prosperity is a mixed blessing

Chad O'Carroll November 1, 2019

Two Korean mountain jaunts: near but worlds apart

A veteran North Korea watcher recalls two formative hikes he wrote about in the 1980s, on opposite sides of the DMZ

Aidan Foster-Carter October 31, 2019

Ask a North Korean: What do people like to eat in North Korea?

"When I was little, my mother used to prepare sundae, rice cakes, and lots of other delicious food"

In-hua Kim October 24, 2019

North Korea's iconic traffic ladies mostly disappear from Pyongyang streets

Leadership concerned over the wellbeing of traffic officers in winter cold and summer heat, some sources say

Chad O'Carroll October 21, 2019
1 2 3 4 63