North Korea is going rogue again.
Kim Jong-un showed off North Korea’s modern international airport this week, which includes a rich cornucopia of duty-free goods, “espresso-based drinks,” and other luxuries. But the story behind the airport’s design is unmistakably tyrannical.
To celebrate the New Year, the national North Korean television network has broadcasted this footage of the supreme leader flying a plane. According to local media, the almighty Kim Jong-un piloted and landed the aircraft by himself—with the help of his two assistants. All hail Kim!
Today, when you are thinking about how much it sucks to work on some boring project in your office's cubicle, look at this photo of this (sweating) man working while being watched by (an annoyed and tired) Kim Jong Un and rejoice that you are not him. Something bad is going to happen here, folks.
Last year, an Atlantic article introduced us to an activist group run by a former North Korean who now uses balloons to airlift information and technology into into the tightly-controlled country. Now, its members want to use their balloons to tote in copies of The Interview, Sony's beleaguered comedy about Kim…
Despite rumors that Sony Pictures would officially blame North Korea for the recent hack that exposed everything from its payroll to its employees medical records to unreleased scripts, a North Korean diplomat now says his country didn't do it. The New York-based official says it's just "another fabrication targeting…
It's hard not to feel a sense of simultaneous discomfort and awe while watching the fascinatingly bizarre YouTube channel of Koryo Tours, a Beijing-based travel agency specializing in trips to North Korea.
Kim Jong Un's hip, young reign over North Korea continues today as the mobile operator Koryolink officially turns on its data services, opening the gate to Instagram, Foursquare, and Twitter, among other social apps.
This picture was recently released by North Korea's state media, and it shows Kim Jong-un holding a meeting with his security advisers just last week. It also shows Kim's phone close at hand—but can you help us work out exactly what it is?
North Korea's led the charge in a lot of areas, fictional animal lair discoveries, for one. But South Korea's crazy cousins to the north aren't exactly known to excel at internet culture. So while it's no surprise that their official Twitter account only follows three accounts, as Mother Jones discovered, it is, in…
Despite the U.S. State Department essentially saying that the Google chairman's North Korean jaunt would be a horrible idea of which they want absolutely no part, this morning, Eric Schmidt landed in North Korea with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in tow.
Kim Jong Un invented time travel, cured cancer, cloned a wooly mammoth, and became the first male human to give birth, which is exactly why he's Time's 2012 man of the year. Wait, that's the North Korean version of the story. In reality, 4Chan just manipulated the vote.
Archeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences in North Korea claim they have found the "lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong." Yes, folks. A unicorn. The unicorn that their good old King used to ride back in the day.*
The official North Korean press may consider themselves masters of propaganda, but if they truly want to win the hearts and minds of the next generation, why not create an anime starring their heroic supreme leader, Kim Jong Un? College Humor creates the ultimate Kim Jong Il propaganda video. Why give your supreme…
A new analysis suggests North Korea clandestinely tested two nuclear weapons in 2010. If it's true, it would double the number of known tests hailing from the country and could mean serious nuclear warhead development is underway.