7 Films We Should Probably Ban Right Now, You Know, Just In Case

So you've no doubt heard about American cinemas' near unanimous decision to pull The Interview from theaters. Not to be outdone in cowardice, Paramount is also telling some theaters to not play 2004's Team America: World Police in its place in deference to our new cultural overlords in Pyongyang. » 12/18/14 5:35pm Yesterday 5:35pm

Paramount Cancels Team America Screenings Because Everyone's a Coward

In the wake of Sony Pictures canceling its release of The Interview, some theaters with actual balls opted to show Team America: World Police as a protest. No such luck. In a truly staggering act of cowardice, Paramount appears to be telling theaters to shut it all down. What the fuck. » 12/18/14 2:27pm Yesterday 2:27pm

This North Korean Guy Has the Worst Job Ever—and He's Probably Dead Now

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. » 12/18/14 7:43am Yesterday 7:43am

1957 Anti-American Movie From North Korea Is the Only Legal Movie Now

Judging by Sony's decision to pull the Christmas release of The Interview and reports that it North Korea was behind the attack, it looks like the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has won. Or something. We may as well get used to watching all their movies. I heard on the internet that North Korean movies are the… » 12/17/14 8:00pm Wednesday 8:00pm

Report: North Korea May Be Behind Sony Pictures Hack After All (Update)

Despite the FBI saying just a few days ago that there was "no attribution to North Korea at this point," ABC News is reporting that federal cyber-security sources "close to the investigation" have indeed confirmed that the FBI does have reason to believe that North Korea may be involved in some capacity after all. » 12/17/14 6:30pm Wednesday 6:30pm

Activists Want To Use Balloons To Airlift The Interview Into North Korea

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… » 12/17/14 12:32pm Wednesday 12:32pm

North Korea: No, We Didn't Hack Sony

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… » 12/04/14 11:35am 12/04/14 11:35am

North Korea's Brand New Ballistic Sub Discontinued by Soviets in 1990

Looks like North Korea's engineers have been hard at work brushing up on their obsolete Soviet-era technology. Because after acquiring 10 discontinued Soviet subs, everyone's favorite little warmongering-dictatorship-that-could has finally rendered the outdated ballistic vessels seaworthy—and it only took them 21… » 11/03/14 11:33am 11/03/14 11:33am

Get a Rare Peek at Everyday Life In North Korea From a New Timelapse

Although we have a pretty good idea of what life is like in North Korea, most of what we actually see comes from carefully controlled images released by the government. "Enter Pyongyang" is an incredibly beautiful video that was shot by a Beijing-based tour company, and it might give us the most honest look yet at the… » 8/08/14 6:20pm 8/08/14 6:20pm

Plan for Secret Satellite Receivers Wins Hackathon to Help North Korea

Cut off from outside communication and at the whim of a despotic political leader, the people of North Korea are in a bad place. The conditions in the country inspired the Human Rights Foundation to help North Koreans by holding a hackathon. And the winners came up with a clever plan to import satellites receivers to… » 8/05/14 10:35am 8/05/14 10:35am

This Travel App Is the Closest You'll Ever Get to North Korea

North Korea is a weird place. It sounds a little insensitive to put it in such stark terms, but the arrival of the new North Korea Travel app—the first of its kind—offers a unique new perspective on the isolated country. The app is exactly what it sounds like: a travel guide that "allows users to explore the world's… » 5/06/14 8:01pm 5/06/14 8:01pm