Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Trend Results : "Kim Il-Sung"


Blog Post Results (1-20 of 59)

FILTER RESULTS

Kim Lit

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 […]

Climate craziness of the week: climate scientist presented as a God, like Mao and Kim Il-sung?

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 ?

Meet the Only Westerner to Work for the North Korean Regime

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

Kim Jong-Un Is No Master Strategist

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

Kim Il-Sung Transformed Into Comic Supervillains on Defaced North Korean Banknotes

North Korean banknotes aren’t much use for buying anything, but if you’re German artist … Read More

President Kim Il-sung Reimagined as a Justice League Comic Villain on North Korean Money

12 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

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

Fatster’s Roundup

? 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 Korea Marks Founder’s Birthday With Special Tribute to His Dead White Horse (Video)

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 ?

North Korea marks founder's birthday

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

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 [...]

Raw Video Of A Marathon In North Korea Is Eerily Disquieting, Perfectly North Korean

last yearSports : Deadspin

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...

Quote of the Day

"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."

Watch: Girl band jazzes up DPRK national anthem with electric violins and guitars

2 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Seriously, now. What would the "Eternal President" Kim Il-Sung think about this?! [ more › ]

N. Korea Girl Dies Saving Kim Portraits

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.

DPRK Footage

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.

Patrik Wallner: Kim Il-sung’s Birthday Skate

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 [...]

Kim Il-Sung’s 100th Birthday Celebration In North Korea

2 years agoOdd : Laughing Squid

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 [...]

John Fleming: North Korea - George Orwell's Pyramid Looms Over Pyongyang

I was in North Korea last week for the celebrations of the late Great Leader Kim Il-sung's 100th birthday.

Kim Il-Sung’s Birthday Party

2 years agoOdd : Neatorama

(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! [...]

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC