Book Review: Nothing to Envy

North Korea has always been an alluring topic to me. It's the mystery, I suppose; that lingering curiosity of wanting to peek into a land frozen in time, barred from the outside world, especially for Americans to say the least. Demick's book Nothing to Envy peels that mystery away and reveals what most already suspected …

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Beyond the Border, North Korea

Portions of the following article originally appeared in The Groove, a Seoul-based expat magazine, on August 7, 2007. Update: Geumgangsan, the tourist village covered in the post below, was closed in 2008 after a 53-year-old South Korean woman was shot and killed by North Korean soldiers when she mistakenly wandered into a military zone. As of …

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