Nelson Groom

  • Pastor of Korean Megachurch Convicted for Embezzling $12 Million

    In Seoul today, the streets are adorned with more neon red crosses than McDonald's arches. But of all the churches, the Yoido Full Gospel Church reigns supreme, with almost one million members and equally excessive donations. Unsurprisingly, the pastor...

  • A Japanese Physician Is Encouraging the Evacuation of Tokyo

    In Japan, reports on the levels of leaked radioactive material from the Fukushima disaster are heavily contested, which generally means things are worse than expected. We talked to Shigeru Mita, one of the only physicians in Tokyo who regularly...

  • Neknominate Is a Fun New Social Media Game for Perpetually Drunk Australians

    Why just chug a beer when you can film yourself chugging a beer while riding a motorcycle, scuba diving, or surfing? And once you've filmed yourself doing that, why not share it with the whole internet?

  • Online Gaming Is South Korea's Most Popular Drug

    Some South Korean politicians want to pass a law equating video games with gambling, drugs, and alcohol, but games like Starcraft are probably more popular than all the other vices put together. Can the government successfully fight a war on...