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This interview with the cast and creators of The Interview—Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Evan Goldberg—was conducted by VICE on December 9, two days before the world premiere of the film in Los Angeles.
Tensions are high between the "Hermit Kingdom" and the United States at the moment, but in 2013 our HBO show went inside the country with Dennis Rodman and the Harlem Globetrotters.
A Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy has now officially sparked an international incident.
It's natural to wonder why North Korea would go so overboard with their reaction to The Interview, especially when they have never responded so fiercely to a negative portrayal in American media before.
What was supposed to be a simple James Franco–Seth Rogen comedy film has become the target of terroristic threats, and several theater chains are refusing to show it.
While speculation grows about who hacked Sony Pictures and published tens of gigabytes of their confidential information, a hacker from the team responsible has claimed they're North Korean and told us to go fuck ourselves.
There's a case to be made for the involvement of Kim Jong-un's troops, given the regime's beef with the new James Franco-Seth Rogen buddy assassination drama The Interview.
"I'm extremely grateful I was born in North Korea," Yeonmi Park told me in London recently. "If that didn't happen, there's no way I could understand other people's pain."
There's a high degree of gullibility where the "Hermit Kingdom" is concerned. The same stories are circulated as new again and again.
New Malden, a.k.a. Little Pyongyang, is a defector paradise. I went to this suburb of southwest London to meet Joo-il Kim, a North Korean defector and editor of the Free NK newspaper.
Joo Yang, a 23-year-old defector, has brought along some smuggled ingredients from her home country's black market.
You can take the defector out of North Korea, but you can't take the North Korea out of the defector. When Seoul feels heartless, the Christian church and reality television must heal the wounds that refugee status cannot.
A new report details how the Hermit Kingdom produced and sold some pretty primo Walter White-style crystal around the world for decades. Even though official meth manufacturing has scaled back since 2005, the study claims, domestic use has skyrocketed.
At least 778 people were put to death in 22 countries in 2013, according to Amnesty International. And these numbers don't even include China, which is said to have carried out more executions than the rest of the world put together.
North Korea might be the most effective brand in the world. The Kim family know how to control a narrative, and they've further shaped their image by enforcing a mandated haircut for all adult males. It's not pretty.