'My People Are Brainwashed': The Women Who Escaped North Korea
From putting their families at risk of execution to struggles with guilt and paranoia, freedom comes at a cost for those who flee the Hermit Kingdom.
North Korea's Secret Weapon Is Terrible Synth Pop
For the last 50 years, the North Korean government has controlled all music in The Hermit Kingdom. But Kim Jong-un may be losing control of his propaganda machine thanks to simple technology and the power of pop music.
North Korea Threw a Massive Cooking Competition to Celebrate Kim Jong-Il's Birthday
There ain't no party like a brutally authoritarian despot’s birthday party, because a brutally authoritarian despot’s birthday party don’t stop.
The Filmmaking Couple Kidnapped by Kim Jong-il to Put North Korean Cinema on the Map
We talked to the directors of 'The Lovers and the Despot' about their new documentary, which tells an unlikely tale of kidnapping, cinema, and a dictator turned cupid.
BBC Team Expelled From North Korea for 'Disrespectful' Reporting
The British reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes had "distorted facts and realities" in his coverage, said a North Korean official, and would never be let into the country again.