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. … [Read more...]

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un are BFFs. How Nice.

I would like to nominate Dennis Rodman and the crew of VICE media as the next recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. They have successfully done what no other Americans can claim to have done: They have wined and dined with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un after sharing an unforgettable evening of friendly basketball diplomacy together.Who could suppress a smile after seeing the heartwarming photographs of Rodman and Kim laughing heartily side by side at an exhibition game of North Korean and … [Read more...]