A pilot escapes North Korea in the Cold War’s early days.
Blaine Harden recounts the fractured fairy tale origins of North Korea through the stories of the Stalinist tyrant Kim Il Sung and fighter pilot No Kum Sok who fled the kingdom.
“Nukes and human rights atrocities are bad for business.” The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot author Blaine Harden on the inscrutable, ominous, and just plain strange Hermit Kingdom.
Several books released in the past few years — notably Blaine Harden’s “Escape from Camp 14” and Barbara Demick’s “Nothing to Envy” — give a vivid, if partial, picture of repression and trauma in North Korea. But Adam Johnson’s Pulitzer...Show More Summary
Shin Dong-Hyuk is the only man born inside a North Korean prison camp who managed to escape. His story has been documented in a book by journalist Blaine Harden. Here the author gives Yahoo! News a picture of what life is like in notoriously secretive North Korea.
Image Credit : Guardian I have just finished watching a movie called War Witch. This was nominated for the Oscars in the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film,' and well, it didn't win. It should have. Really, it was brilliant. Stark and yet somehow managing to bring a sense of happiness where none exists. Show More Summary
Bored? Looking for something to do tonight? Here's what we found going on around LA.: Pancho Sanchez plays Hollywood and Highland's Wine and Jazz night; authors Blaine Harden and Julian Tepper read from their books at Vroman's and Book Soup; and a digital photography / smartphone workshop. Read on for all the details. [ more › ]
Blaine Harden's in depth story for the documentary series FRONTLINE. LINK (via: the guardian) The couple of pages of comments are also worth the read. Compare Harden's well written piece with this one from FOX "News."
By Andrew Salmon North Korea’s most notorious political prison camp is Total Control Camp 14, into which Shin Dong-hyuk was born, narrowly survived and eventually fled. Former Washington Post reporter Blaine Harden recounts his story in “Escape From Camp 14.”
By Jim TreadwayA packed house heard the touching and frightening story of Shin Dong-hyuk at the Frontline Club, told in Blaine Harden’s recently published book Escape from Camp 14: One man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West. Shin...
WE DISCUSS North Korea's horrific network of gulags with Blaine Harden, author of a new book on the subject read more
"His first memory is an execution," begins a riveting excerpt from the new book Escape From Camp 14 about a young North Korean man born and raised in a work camp for political prisoners. The book, by journalist Blaine Harden, tells the...Show More Summary
Blaine Harden's astonishing account of the life of Shin In Geun -- a man born into a North Korean prison camp, who has lived pretty much the worst life imaginable -- has received significantly less attention than the fact that This American Life has retracted its story about working conditions at Foxconn, which was based on Mike Daisey's monologue.
Two news stories claim that women in Japan and India are feeling the pressure.According to an article by Blaine Harden in today's Washington Post, Japanese women are steadily losing weight: The trend is most pronounced among women in their 20s. Show More Summary
The imprisonment of Laura Ling and Euna Lee has drawn attention to a subject they were investigating when they were captured — the plight of North Korean women who flee to China. Blaine Harden of the Washington Postwrites that up to 300,000 North Korean refugees currently live in China, and 80% of recent arrivals are women. Show More Summary
Don't miss Blaine Harden's fascinating and awful story on the long-term effects of North Korea's unending famine in the Washington Post today:Mental retardation caused by malnutrition will disqualify about a quarter of potential military...Show More Summary
The day after Pope Benedict XVI departed the U.S. after a six-day visit, Blaine Harden of the Washington Post lamented the Catholic Church’s influence in the Philippines, specifically, the government of Philippines "acceding to Cat...