January 28, 2023

Culture

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

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos

Rare ground-level images reveal makeshift construction techniques still used on elite projects in central Pyongyang

Hand-sculpted towers rise up around North Korea’s ‘hotel of doom’ — in photos
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 16, 2022
The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262
Podcast

The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262

Yoon In-Joo discuss maritime conflict, the role that coasts play in the DPRK economy, fish prices and more

The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 15, 2022
Pyongyang chronicles: Late-night mahjong and K-pop at the DPRK’s top university

Pyongyang chronicles: Late-night mahjong and K-pop at the DPRK’s top university

Foreign students’ lives in North Korea can vary dramatically based on where they’re from — and how much money they have

Pyongyang chronicles: Late-night mahjong and K-pop at the DPRK’s top university
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley November 11, 2022
State media review: North Korea calls on workers to push to meet yearly quotas
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea calls on workers to push to meet yearly quotas

An in-depth analysis of the DPRK’s annual economic plan, criticism of ROK drills, COVID and flu concerns and more

State media review: North Korea calls on workers to push to meet yearly quotas
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 10, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What is retirement like for the elderly?

Ask a North Korean: What is retirement like for the elderly?

Most retirees fend for themselves and eek out a living at marketplaces due to collapse of public distribution system

Ask a North Korean: What is retirement like for the elderly?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley November 9, 2022
Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo

Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo

Clothing choices have grown along with foreign media influence, but event shows options still dictated from above

Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 9, 2022
North Korea reveals imposing new prosecutors HQ amid anti-corruption campaign
NK PRO

North Korea reveals imposing new prosecutors HQ amid anti-corruption campaign

Expert says elaborate new campus part of Kim Jong Un’s efforts to enhance rule by law for enforcing party policy

North Korea reveals imposing new prosecutors HQ amid anti-corruption campaign
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 8, 2022
Outside information can change North Korea. But it won’t start a revolution.
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Outside information can change North Korea. But it won’t start a revolution.

Heightened surveillance and border controls mean it's time to alter our approach to info warfare — and our expectations

Outside information can change North Korea. But it won’t start a revolution.
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 8, 2022
North Korea resumes anti-US propaganda art sales at tourist shop

North Korea resumes anti-US propaganda art sales at tourist shop

Pyongyang again boosting art depicting graphic destruction of US and slaughter of soldiers after hiding content in 2018

North Korea resumes anti-US propaganda art sales at tourist shop
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 7, 2022
State media review: Rodong Sinmun launches new mobile-friendly website
NK PRO

State media review: Rodong Sinmun launches new mobile-friendly website

An in-depth analysis of site redesign for smartphone users, forest fire warnings, an ice cream factory and more

State media review: Rodong Sinmun launches new mobile-friendly website
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung | Shreyas Reddy November 4, 2022
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