A fascinating article in Bloomberg Businessweek recently shed light on one of the less famous aspects of North Korean culture — that is, the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang. The Mansudae Art Studio is a massive 30-acre art factory opened in 1959 that employs roughly 4000 Koreans all there to create propaganda for North Korea [...]
So today I found out that this exists – an entire subreddit for the distribution of pro-North Korean news.
Photo: Ng Han Guan/Associated Press The only thing lit up at night in Pyongyang is this portrait of Kim Il Sung. How scary.
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE NORTH . documentary from Nils Clauss on Vimeo. At least North Korea has music, right? Watch this short video about the Munich Chamber Orchestra (MKO) traveling to North Korea to play with and give master classes to North Korean musicians. The saddest part about this in particular though is that these [...]
Photo: Vincent Yu/Associated Press The Big Picture has just published a new set of photos taken by AP photographers David Guttenfelder and Vincent Yu and in them we get a better look at the daily life of people living normally in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang. Going through the photos I immediately noticed something very odd [...]
Who knows how these folks got such rare access into North Korea’s most famous incomplete skyscraper, the Ryugyong Hotel, but I’m thankful that they did! Even though construction started again recently after being halted for years, the building interior looks very unfinished. The building is definitely just a pretty face. [via]