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Morten Traavik and Mary Sun Kim discuss Laibach's 2015 concert in Pyongyang and navigating North Korean censorship
A former diplomat in the DPRK discusses the realities and common misconceptions through their own personal experiences
Costs of up to 14.40 euros to traverse the full length of the highway, photo indicates
Chief Engineer of the Jang Jin Gang lauded as hero for prioritizing rescue of Kim portraits as ship sank
Statues began being erected in the late 1960s, and continue to be sites of mandatory pilgrimage to this day
"People from outside of Pyongyang, at least those in my hometown, are often more up-to-date on outside news"
Business is booming, but cultural and logistical issues have meant the new prosperity is a mixed blessing
A veteran North Korea watcher recalls two formative hikes he wrote about in the 1980s, on opposite sides of the DMZ
"When I was little, my mother used to prepare sundae, rice cakes, and lots of other delicious food"
Leadership concerned over the wellbeing of traffic officers in winter cold and summer heat, some sources say
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