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Kim Jong Il Death

Did N.Korea's 'Dear Leader' Die Of A Temper Tantrum?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

A little more than a year after North Korean state media reported the death of leader Kim Jong Il, reports are circulating new speculations about the ...

Why Good Pundits are So Hard to Find

Matt Bieber | Posted 04.14.2012 | Media
Matt Bieber

Sometimes, media outlets aren't interested in nuanced discourse. And even when they are, there's this second challenge of actually being able to do it.

North Korea To Punish Insincere Mourners

Posted 01.13.2012 | World

You'd better watch out, you'd better cry. You'd better pout, I'm telling you why: North Korea's punishing insincere mourners, according to the Daily N...

Margaret Cho Reflects On The Weirdness Of Kim Jong Il's Funeral

Margaret Cho | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Margaret Cho

The big photo of Kim Jong Il reminds me of the Chinese funeral processions I witnessed as a child, weaving slowly down Powell Street. There would be a fancy hearse carrying the recently deceased, and the blown-up portrait would be propped on top of the car.

The Cinematic Flourishes Of Kim Jong-il's Funeral | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

The grand long shots - cars with flashing lights, giant picture of the Dear Deceased carried like the Ark of the Covenant, jack-boot soldiers - were i...

Did Pyongyang's Sky Glow Red Before Kim's Death? | Posted 02.21.2012 | Weird News

Weird and wonderful events surrounded the death of Kim Jong Il, according to North Korea's state-run media. The country's official news agency clai...

American Journalist, Former North Korean Prisoner Responds To Kim Jong Il's Death

Posted 12.20.2011 | Media

Journalists and sisters Laura and Lisa Ling appeared in an exclusive interview on CNN's "AC360" Monday night, to respond to the death of North Korean ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Will Persecuted Christians Fare Better In A Post-Kim Jong Il North Korea? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion

A day after authorities announced the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, several Christian organizations are calling for prayers for the nation...

Was Kim Jong Il The World's Greatest Golfer?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.19.2011 | Sports

On Monday, the Korean Central News Agency reported that longtime leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, had "passed away from great mental and physical s...

Clare Richardson

North Korea's Appalling Human Rights Record | Clare Richardson | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

In the wake of Kim Jong Il's death, public and government reactions to the passing of North Korea's "Dear Leader" have ranged from condolences to star...

Kim Jong Il Dies, Twitter Goes Insane

Posted 12.19.2011 | Comedy

Twitter lit up with reactions, political commentary and puns on the word "ill" Sunday night as users learned of the death of Kim Jong Il, the former r...

9 Funniest Kim Jong Il Parodies

Posted 12.19.2011 | Comedy

By all accounts, the life of Kim Jong Il was as mysterious as his death. The enigmatic ruler of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea led a seclud...

How To Make A Movie

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

The late Kim Jong Il was so passionate about the North Korean film industry that, according to the BBC, he once kidnapped a South Korean director and ...

Reactions To Kim Jong Il's Death

Posted 12.19.2011 | World

The death of Kim Jong Il has prompted varying reactions from both national governments and the public. The U.S. White House issued a short statemen...

Kim Jong Il Death: A Reclusive Leader In A Hermit State

Posted 12.19.2011 | World

SEOUL, Dec 19 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, revered at home by a propaganda machine that turned him into a demi-god and vilified in the...

Kim Jong Il Dead

RAFAEL WOBER | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

North Korean television announced in a "special broadcast" that its leader, Kim Jong Il, is dead. News of Kim's death was made public on Monday, w...