This week has been full of news about unorthodox children’s book authors. First, there was Keith Richards’s picture book, and now an Australian academic claims that Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung wrote children’s books, too. “I was astounded that children’s books (purportedly) written by Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung were vastly more readable than one […]
This picture looks a lot like some murals we’ve seen in the past to deify “heros of some revolution”. Compare the photos below. Jo Nova writes: A friend at Curtin University, Western Australia reports that a new mysterious and imposing … Continue reading ?
Alejandro Cao de Benos holding a pin of Kim Il-sung. (All photos courtesy of Alejandro Cao de Benos.) This weekend saw the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. While you no doubt spent Saturday toasting the memory of the fatherland's...Show More Summary
Despite their reputation for irrationality, North Korean leaders have always been masterful strategists. The country’s founding leader and eternal president, Kim Il-Sung, masterfully exploited the Sino-Soviet split throughout the Cold War to extract aid from both without having to offer much in return. Show More Summary
The North Korean dictator Kim Il-Sung gets a comic book makeover.
North Korean banknotes aren’t much use for buying anything, but if you’re German artist … Read More
Injustice League Of North Korea is a series of defaced North Korean currency by German artist and designer Aslan Malik showing political leader Kim Il-sung (1912-1994) on the 100, 1,000 and 5,000 won banknotes reimagined as a Justice League comic book villain. images via Aslan Malik
? While North Korea was celebrating the 101st birthday of founder Kim Il-sung, people in South Korea were protesting against North Korea. Consequently, North Korea “has issued new threats against South Korea, vowing ‘sledgehammer blows’...Show More Summary
North Koreans celebrated the 101st anniversary of the birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung. Koreans attended concerts and paid homage to the dead dictator. There had been speculation that Pyongyang might use the occasion to conduct a missile test. … Continue reading ?
Thousands celebrate Kim Il-sung's birth in capital Pyongyang, as tensions continue over the country's nuclear programme.
N. Korea keeps world guessing on birthday plans (via AFP) All eyes are on North Korea on Monday to see if it marks the birthday of late founder Kim Il-Sung with an expected missile launch, despite tension-reducing noises from Seoul and Washington. North Korea has a habit of linking high-profile military tests with key dates [...]
Even though North Korea is going to blow the world up any day now, the country still hosted an international marathon as part of a national holiday celebrating the birth of its founder, Kim Il-sung. Read more...
"North Korea is not a State -- it's a cult." -- Former North Korean spy Kim Hyun-hee, quoted by the Daily Mail, on how she was taught "that our leader, Kim Il-sung, was a God."
Seriously, now. What would the "Eternal President" Kim Il-Sung think about this?! [ more › ]
North Korean officials have made a posthumous award to a 14-year-old girl who drowned in a flood as she was trying to save portraits of leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il, official media reported on Wednesday.
Skateboarder Patrik Wallner snuck some video footage of North Korea around the time of the 100th birthday celebrations for its deceased ruler Kim Il-Sung. His footage shines a vivid and personal light on what’s otherwise a very concealed and distant nation. No related posts. No related posts.
Skate filmmaker and VisualTraveler Patrik Wallner was in North Korea to skateboard, however, on April 15, 2012 he and his crew got caught up in the birthday celebrations for great leader Kim Il-sung’s birthday, according to a story in The Atlantic. Prohibited from skating, a crew of videomakers traveling in Pyongyang turned their cameras on [...]
Visualtraveling recently traveled to North Korea to document the celebration of Kim Il-Sung’s 100th Birthday. Traveling to the Hermit Kingdom is already bizarre enough, but when we heard that North Korea would be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Great Leader & eternal president, Kim Il-sung, there was no way to let such an [...]
I was in North Korea last week for the celebrations of the late Great Leader Kim Il-sung's 100th birthday.
(vimeo link) Patrik Wallner visited North Korea earlier this month, and was there for the commemoration of the 100th birthday of North Korea’s first leader, Kim Il-Sung, the grandfather of the current ruler. The footage for this video was recorded in Pyongyang on April 15th. North Korea sure knows how to throw a (Communist) party! [...]