Sun Mu spreads paper painted with the names Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il over the concrete floor of an art gallery. He lays the broad sheet at the gallery's entrance so that to view his work, visitors must step on the names of North Korea's late leaders, spreading dirt from their shoes into names...
Watching from afar, the dramatic political theater playing out in Pyongyang around Kim Jong Il's funeral reminded my own experiences inside the hermit kingdom. It took me nine years to secure a visa into North Korea. We were finally let in with the extraordinary cultural ambassadors: the musicians of the new York Philharmonic Orchestra in [...]
PYONGYANG (Reuters) - When North Korea's late "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il opened the Pothonggang Department Store in December 2010, he called on it to play "a big role" in improving living standards in the capital Pyongyang, official media said. Show More Summary
Beautifully done: BBC footage of the Queen’s birthday, but with sneering BBC commentary about Kim Jong Il’s birthday dubbed over it. The lovely irony. Hat tip to Philip Sterne, self-described longtime blog lurker. The post Kim Jong Elizabeth II appeared first on Chris Blattman.
In North Korea, there’s no escaping the Kim family. “Eternal President” Kim Il Sung continues to reign — according to North Korean lore — 21 years after his death. His son, “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il, died in 2011 but lies in state with his father in a huge mausoleum the size of Buckingham Palace […]
The image of Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea, was not featured at the new Pyongyang International Airport terminal, which Kim Jong Un dedicated to his father, Kim Jong Il.
Everyone knows the world's most megalomaniacal dictator. That would be Kim Jong Un of the North Korean hermit kingdom, also known as “The Precious Leader,” son of the “The Dear Leader,” Kim Jong Il. His grandfather, Kim Il Sung, is still...Show More Summary
He said: "It is hard to understand that the farm visited by Kim Jong Il did not arrange even the room for education in revolutionary history. The employees who failed to bear deep in their minds his leadership exploits could hardly perform...Show More Summary
Recent rumors about North Korean textbooks exhorting a young Kim Jong Un’s prowess as a driver and sailor have sparked a renewed cycle of blogs and articles musing on just how weird North Korea is. Why is their propaganda so odd, we ask. Do they believe it all?
Kim Jong Un is reportedly taking after his father and recruiting new talent to what has become known as the "pleasure squad." Kim Jong Il was a well-known fan of the troupe of female entertainers, which Kim disbanded after his father's death. But it appears he has now had a...
Facts of Today -that the first president of Zimbabwe was President Banana Facts of Today -that in 2001 Kim Jong Il’s eldest son was caught using a fake Dominican passport to enter Japan. When asked for an explanation, he said he “just wanted to visit Disneyland.” He was subsequently disowned by his father. Facts of […]
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-ba claims to have rejected the astronomical demands for money and food
Kim Jong Un has accidentally been given almost as much celebrity as his father Kim Jong Il, thanks to Dennis Rodman, The Interview, an interesting looking game called “Glorious Leader”. In light of the Interview debacle, the North Korean leader has gained a new fan. Show More Summary
The official website of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has a forum where Hermit Kingdom groupies from around the world can share their admiration for the Pyongyang regime. When Team America was released, the wrath of fandom was on full display, with one declaring, "Kim Jong Il is really NOT a lonely man." Read more...
Amy Poehler did a surprisingly good job impersonating Kim Jong Il read more
It's Korean tradition to mourn a parent's death for three years, and today North Korea reached a similar milestone marking the passing of Kim Jong Il in 2011, the Los Angeles Times reports. The country completed its mourning period with three minutes of silence—though it was also noted with...
North Korea on Wednesday marked the third anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il, ending a traditional period of mourning and setting the stage for his son Kim Jong Un to further entrench himself as the country’s unchallenged leader.
Congratulatory message from the outcast Syrian president? Check. Floral tributes from the president of Guinea and the communist parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Benin? Check. Fawning coverage in the Russian press? Check. It’s that time again in North Korea: Time to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, the […]
The aunt of Kim Jong Un died of stroke on the phone while the North Korean dictator ranted. 68-year-old Kim Kyung Hee was the sister of Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader who died three years ago and left his son in power. The Week reports that she and her nephew were in a Kim Jong Un’s Aunt Dies On Phone While Leader Rants is an article from: The Inquisitr News
A former bodyguard to Kim Jong Il has talked to CNN about what it was like to work for the late North Korean dictator. Lee Young-guk said that in addition to physical training, he was subjected to ideological training to make him believe Dear Leader was a god and his only purpose in life was to serve him. Show More Summary