September 29, 2010
The Art of ‘Pyongyangology?’
The study of North Korean propaganda may provide more insight into the nation.
September 10, 2010
A North Korea Expo Exclusive
One mysterious event done and another big one on its way- the DPRK has been kept busy.
August 21, 2010
North Korea’s Twitter Tactics
Has the DPRK enlisted Twitter in a propaganda war against its international enemies?
March 02, 2010
Vice in North Korea
Media group’s guide to one of ‘the planet’s most dangerous and weird destinations.’
February 25, 2010
Hamburgers à la Kim
The Dear Leader’s former chef reveals some sinful food choices.
December 25, 2009
DPRK Art Flash!
A few months ago, I touched on the topic of art in North Korea and more recently also got in touch with Gabriella Coslovich at The Age, who reported (‘North Korean artists not welcome, their ‘propaganda’ is’) on the subject after attending the <a hr
December 21, 2009
When Art 'Thrills': Notes from a gallery down under
6th Triennial visitors take in the work of Japanese sculptor Kohei Nawa.Highlighting the work of over 100 artists from 25 countries to ‘reflect the diversity of practices across Asia, the Pacific and Australia,’ the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Cont
November 25, 2009
Big in Korea? No, says Obama Foodorama
One of the most engaging food-politics fusion blogs I’ve come across (and I’m definitely not the only one who has taken notice) is Obama Foodorama, edited by Eddie Gehman Kohan. A web journal that manages, in a very readable way, to record any link b
October 09, 2009
Peeking at DPRK Art
Expanding on my post earlier on North Korean art and its ‘cultural renaissance under Kim Jong-Il,’ -there also appears to be growing interest in DPRK art worldwide. This summer a private collection of North Korean paintings was unveiled to
October 08, 2009
Exhibit Bonds China & Taiwan - North Korea Not Yet in the Game
A new exhibition at Taipei’s National Palace Museum has optimists talking progress over Taiwan-China relations. Last year, China surpassed the US to become Taiwan’s second largest importer. But this major art collaboration goes beyond the merely prac