The Story of a Defection: How Hyeonseo Lee Escaped From North Korea

Hyeonseo Lee managed to escape the oppressive and isolated regime of North Korea. Then she went back for her family and did it again.

How to Solve the Kim Jong-Un Problem in One Easy Step

Yeah, we’re a little sick and tired of virtually everything that comes out of this guy’s mouth. But maybe there’s an easy solution to our warmongering North Korean dictator. Thanks to Liz Kilpatrick for passing this one on.

America’s Relationship With Korea in Five Seconds or Less

Politics can be complicated. The situation between North Korea, South Korea and invariably the United States is one of tension and restraint. Here’s how to understand the gist of it in five seconds or less.

Guitar Heroes: Asia’s Most Talented Guitar Playing Kids

Asian children are often gifted musicians. When I was younger, I won second place at the Kiwanis Music Festival for my age group in piano. An Asian kid won first place. The next year I won first–tied with an Asian kid. Third year, third place. Below two Asian kids. You get the idea.

Faux Korean Drama in Phoenix’s Music Video “Entertainment”

French alternative rock band Phoenix just released a new single for their upcoming album Bankrupt! Aside from being a spectacular song in its own right, the official video for the song pays homage to Korean television in all its glory.

North Korea Blamed for Cyberattack on South

On Wednesday, South Korean banks and broadcasting companies suffered from a cyberattack that many believe to be the work of a network of North Korean hackers. 

This Is Arirang: A Different Kind of Flashmob

On March 1st, a collaboration of student organizations took to the streets of Insadong for an orchestral flashmob. I have to admit, the whole thing made me a bit teary eyed. 

Neighbours With Nukes

North Korea set off a nuclear detonation on Tuesday morning. Yawn.