North Korea

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An Astronaut's View of the North Korean Electricity Black Hole

Power cuts make the dictatorship virtually disappear at night.

Courtesy Björn Borg

Pyongyang Just Got a Sexy Gift: 150 Pairs of Hot-Pink Underwear

Delivering panties to North Korea requires a covert operation.

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Tacky Tourist Items You Can Buy at the North Korean Border

A hat that says "DMZ," or even a ceramic tile with some barbed wire.

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How North Korea Throws Itself a Birthday Party

It looks exactly like you'd expect.

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How North Korea Commissions Architects

Meet the Hong Kong architecture firm currently in favor with Kim Jong Un.

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A Rare Glimpse of City Life in North Korea

There are Mercedes and Audis, along with bookstores, restaurants and well-swept but mostly empty streets.

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Lessons From North Korea on Using Brown Sugar to Smuggle a Bunch of Weapons

Inside the bizarre international controversy that's washed up on Panama's shores.

Nickolay Lamm

Here's What New York City Would Look Like in North Korea

An artist imagines the city with propaganda posters and limited lighting.

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Surprisingly Lush Photos of Daily Life in North Korea

Inside the Hermit Kingdom.

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Urban Annihilation Fantasy of the Day: Attacking the Nest of Wickedness, a.k.a. New York City

If destructive fantasies are, like imitation, a form of flattery, then New York City should feel pretty good about itself.

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North Korea's 7-Mile Fuschia Rainbow Hotel

The farcical design mimics the vision Kim Jong Il allegedly saw at birth

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Kim Jong-Il’s Vision for the City

What North Korea's urban architecture tells us about the late dictator