Tag Archives: North Korea

December 2023/January-February 2024 Viewing Diary

The Golden Bachelor Watched – in great hilarity – with Karen and Allison during a raucous sleepover, and Carol pulled up on FaceTime. So we could watch together. The whole thing is so ridiculous. Maestro (2023; d. Bradley Cooper) I … Continue reading

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Review: Assassins (2020)

For those of you – like myself – who caught wind of the first part of this crazy story – that Kim Jong-un’s half-brother was assassinated in broad daylight by two teenage girls – and then didn’t follow along as … Continue reading

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The Interview (2014); directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Before we begin, let’s get all this out of the way: Whether or not the hackers were from North Korea, or were a disgruntled Sony employee, or some shadowy terrorist group, is irrelevant. Sony’s decision to pull the movie was … Continue reading

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The Books: Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays, ‘Visit to a Small Planet’, by Christopher Hitchens

On the essays shelf: Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays Anyone who’s read me for a while knows my fascination with totalitarian countries, autocracies, dictatorships, group brainwashing masked as ideological fervor, the whole nine yards. I actually could spend … Continue reading

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Do You Hear That Silence?

I can’t help but notice the difference between the train-crash in North Korea and the train-explosions in Madrid. Every report I read of the North Korean crash has contradictory information, contradictory numbers. Now thousands have been killed, now it’s only … Continue reading

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