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June 23, 2024

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North Korean art in a Dutch town

North Korean art in a Dutch town

Exhibition shows how ‘simple’ art reveals some deeper hidden messages

North Korean art in a Dutch town
Casper van der Veen
Casper van der Veen August 6, 2015
The sociology of the Korean People’s Army

The sociology of the Korean People’s Army

North Korea’s military enjoys massive role in society, even more than its 10-year conscription time suggests

The sociology of the Korean People’s Army
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 3, 2015
The marketization of N. Korean society

The marketization of N. Korean society

Influence of the markets can be seen outside of places of business, in the families and homes

The marketization of N. Korean society
Hazel Smith
Hazel Smith July 29, 2015
Our (party’s) wedding: Tying the knot in North Korea

Our (party’s) wedding: Tying the knot in North Korea

The government sticks its nose in everything, including two people's special day

Our (party’s) wedding: Tying the knot in North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung July 29, 2015
Do North Koreans keep pets?

Do North Koreans keep pets?

Pets are hard to raise when you've got little money – and some can get you in trouble

Do North Koreans keep pets?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee July 22, 2015
What I learned at the N. Korean school festival in Japan

What I learned at the N. Korean school festival in Japan

Chosen schools are more about celebrating Korean identity than supporting the Kim regime

What I learned at the N. Korean school festival in Japan
Emil Truszkowski
Emil Truszkowski July 21, 2015
Laibach in the DPRK: Will Slovenian band rock North Korea?

Laibach in the DPRK: Will Slovenian band rock North Korea?

What led a controversial group from the former Communist Bloc to organize a trip in North Korea?

Laibach in the DPRK: Will Slovenian band rock North Korea?
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham July 20, 2015
Exhibition on N.Korean posters draws comparisons with S.Korea

Exhibition on N.Korean posters draws comparisons with S.Korea

Styles once were similar, though S. Korean growth, openness has caused divergence over time

Exhibition on N.Korean posters draws comparisons with S.Korea
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi July 17, 2015
Generation ‘in-between’: Young North Koreans navigate the government, market

Generation ‘in-between’: Young North Koreans navigate the government, market

Academic confronts idea that market, fashion influences could spell regime's end as Western, 'imperialistic'

Generation ‘in-between’: Young North Koreans navigate the government, market
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi July 14, 2015
A North Korean lesson in photoediting

A North Korean lesson in photoediting

Removing people, images, from photos helps dictators solve inconvenient narratives

A North Korean lesson in photoediting
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 6, 2015