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The Juche Idea

Freedom Makes Us Feral: Bustin' Loose In North Korea

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.25.2012 | Travel
Illya Szilak

Isolated from the locals by our keepers, ferried from one sight to the next, we long for a moment of freedom. Perhaps our handlers, veterans of other tours, are aware of our growing restlessness. After lunch, they take us to a city park. We are meant to keep together, but liberation makes us feral.

The Prophet Is Dead: Juche and the Future of North Korea

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Little has been written about North Korea's driving state ideology - the "Juche idea" - and the clues it may hold for predicting the nature of post-Kim Jong Il North Korea

Top Ten Movies of 2010

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

This past year saw many critics complaining about the lack of good film out there, but with a little digging, I found a lot to love.

Indie Intelligence: The Chicago Underground Film Festival

Chicago Reader | J.R. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This year the Chicago Underground Film Festival has entered into a partnership with the Independent Feature Project Chicago, so its screenings--which ...