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New Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/jee-young-lee-update Jenny Zhang Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her … Continue reading

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Former North Korean Poet Laureate Says ‘The Interview’ Is As Explosive As a Real Bomb Being Dropped on Kim Jong-un

https://news.vice.com/article/former-north-korean-poet-laureate-says-the-interview-is-as-explosive-as-a-real-bomb-being-dropped-on-kim-jong-un By Katie Engelhart “Who knows?” mused actor Seth Rogen last June while speaking with a Rolling Stone reporter about the eventual release of his film The Interview — a comedy in which North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is assassinated … Continue reading

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Kim Jong Il’s former sushi chef sees coup potential

In exclusive interview, Kenji Fujimoto says womanizing prompted Jang purge http://www.nknews.org/2014/01/kim-jong-ils-former-sushi-chef-sees-coup-potential/ January 13th, 2014 Kosuke Takahashi1 TOKYO – A chef who served the very top of the Pyongyang elite thinks Kim Jong Un may soon face challengers intent on usurping … Continue reading

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Artist Creates Elaborate Non-Photoshopped Scenes in Her Small Studio

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/lee-jeeyoung-stage-of-mind-room Alice Yoo Like American artist Sandy Skoglund, Jee Young Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. For weeks and sometimes months, the young Korean artist works in the confines … Continue reading

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The 18th Presidential Inaugural Address

“Opening a new Era of Hope” http://english1.president.go.kr/activity/speeches.php?srh%5Bpage%5D=3&srh%5Bview_mode%5D=detail&srh%5Bseq%5D=2617&srh%5Bdetail_no%5D=1 My fellow Koreans and seven million fellow compatriots overseas, As I take office as the 18th-term President of the Republic of Korea, I stand before you today determined to open a new era … Continue reading

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Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire’s speech at AKS dinner 22 Nov 2012

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/news/latest-news/?view=Speech&id=838187482 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you Warwick for that introduction. I would also like to thank Baroness Perry, who is the reason we are able to meet here in Parliament. It is a great pleasure to speak to you this … Continue reading

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The Good Parts To Life In North Korea

http://www.nknews.org/2012/10/the-good-parts-to-life-in-north-korea-2/ Question: Was there anything good or positive about living in North Korea? All we hear about are the bad things. Do any of the DPRK’s citizens benefit from the state? Maxwell B. Jae-young: Although media and news only show … Continue reading

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A Writer Evokes Loss on South Korea’s Path to Success

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/08/world/asia/shin-kyung-sook-mines-south-koreas-sense-of-loss.html LIKE so many South Korean parents at the time, Shin Kyung-sook’s mother saw education as her daughter’s best chance of escaping poverty and backbreaking work in the rice fields. So in 1978 she took her 15-year-old daughter to Seoul, … Continue reading

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Interview: London based Korean artist, Francesca Cho

London based artist Francesca Cho has studied and worked in London for the past seventeen years. I was curious at how an artist who has lived in London for such a long time would think about her self-identity and how … Continue reading

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US embassy cables: Kim Jong-il’s power weakens after stroke

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/243031 Guardian 30 Nov 2010 Monday, 11 January 2010, 02:51 S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 SHENYANG 000005 SIPDIS PASS TO EAP/CM, EAP/K, INR EO 12958 DECL: TEN YEARS AFTER KOREAN UNIFICATION TAGS CM, ECON, EFIN, … Continue reading

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