ELSEWHERE: Meet The “Dear Leader’s” Favorite Sushi Chef

Much has been said about the huge divide that exists between the harsh conditions facing many North Korean citizens, and the opulence in which their leaders live. Even so, this recent GQ profile of Kenji Fujimoto, who worked for many years as Kim Jong-il’s official chef, is eye-opening. It’s a disturbing yet fascinating story of tyranny, debauchery, political intrigue and corruption, broken relationships, treason… and sushi.

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Jason Morehead lives in the lovely state of Nebraska with his wife, three children, zero pets, and a large collection of CDs, DVDs, books, and video games. He's a fan of Arcade Fire and Arvo Pärt, Jackie Chan and Andrei Tarkovsky, "Doctor Who" and "Community," and C.S. Lewis and Haruki Murakami. He's also a web development geek, which pays the bills — and buys new music and movies. Twitter: @jasonopus. Web: http://opus.fm.