The Dear Reader: DPRK Observations & Musings


Before Dennis Rodman, There Was to Be: Ted Wilkes

Two years ago, I wrote about of a pair of British filmmakers who won a competition to make Embracing Kim, a mockumentary about North Korea. Recently, I wondered what had become of the project.


Filed under: Humor, Kim Jong-un

North Korea’s Best, Brightest Rewarded with ‘Ski Camping’

Is it really possible to be “boundlessly happy” in North Korea? When the narrative is being written by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), absolutely.


Filed under: News

The 12 Days of DPRK Christmas

They don’t do Christmas carols in North Korea. Even if Christianity were no longer outlawed, there remains at the end of 2013 very little for the country’s citizens to be joyful about.

Which leaves the holiday-themed protest song. Something like, say, “The 12 Days of DPRK” – hummed quietly and cumulatively, whenever the NK Man is looking the other way.


Filed under: Commentary

William Leith Interviews Dennis Rodman

First of all, you need to know a little bit about the man behind the Irish Examiner byline. Veteran British journalist William Leith has trodden, for lack of a better, quick analogy, a UK path Hunter S. Thompson would have approved of.


Filed under: Kim Jong-un

The Sex Tape Difference

There are countless ways to contrast the drastic differences between life in the U.S.A. and life in North Korea. These now include the treatment of women in the public eye connected to a sex tape.


Filed under: DPR-Krazy