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Dennis Rodman defies hard power in North Korea, Notebook

Dennis Rodman defies hard power in North Korea

Stephan A. Smith and Skip Bayless, commentators for the U.S. sports juggernaut ESPN, on the network’s First Take program, agreed that Dennis Rodman is a “peace and love” kind of guy. Neither was surprised, however, that the former NBA star created a stir when he attempted “basketball diplomacy” in North Korea.

By | Notebook | Friday, 8 March 2013 at 3:11 pm

Forget ‘Gangnam Style’, North Korean ‘Propaganda’ is the real viral hit of 2012, Arts

Forget ‘Gangnam Style’, North Korean ‘Propaganda’ is the real viral hit of 2012

The last week has seen Korea dominate the global spotlight on the internet. Zany South Korean pop video Gangnam Style became the most liked and watched video on YouTube, and days later North Korea held a mass rally to celebrate the launch of their first satellite. Yet despite the online attention that has surrounded the two divided nations, the most intriguing Korean export of the year has gone largely unnoticed.

By | Arts, Film | Monday, 17 December 2012 at 1:29 pm

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