North Korea

  • Meet the Only Westerner to Work for the North Korean Regime

    This weekend saw the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. While you no doubt spent Saturday toasting the memory of the fatherland's eternal victory over the US, it's unlikely that you rejoiced with quite the same vigor as the DPRK's biggest...

  • The Weird Science of North Korea

    North Korea's science policies disdain research for research's sake and focus on pragmatic stuff like breeding flowers, cooking and exporting meth, improving welding technology, and holding symposiums on how great Kim Jong Un is.

  • Oh, the Memories - Photos from Our Trip to North Korea

    If you were alive back in March, chances are you heard about our little adventure to North Korea with Dennis Rodman and the Harlem Globetrotters. These photos were taken by VICE video producer Jason Mojica during the crew's time in the hermit kingdom...

  • Watch the Season Finale of ‘VICE’ Tonight

    It’s likely that the first you heard of our TV show, 'VICE' on HBO, was when news broke that we took Bad-as-I-Wanna-Be NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman to North Korea along with members of the legendary Harlem Globetrotters to take on the Hermit Kingdon...

  • Life's Tough When You're Not a North Korean Spy

    Eugene Chang started out working as a Korean translator for a film, he ended up being accused of being a North Korean spy.

  • The Future of Japan Is 'Very Dark,' Says Ryu Murakami

    Ryu Murakami is one of Japan’s most celebrated and controversial authors. 'From the Fatherland with Love,' published in 2005 and now being translated into English for the first time, envisions a Japan wrecked by complete economic collapse, abandoned by...