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From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If and when North Korea's Kumgangsan (Diamond Mountain) resort opens again for foreign visitors, you can actually move through the most heavily fortified border to a scene of spectacular beauty.

Jeremy Xido's Death Metal Angola: A Cult Classic in the Making

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.18.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

In his documentary titled Death Metal Angola, filmmaker Jeremy Xido finds the Phoenix that has risen out of the ashes of war. Xido's protagonists have found the hidden energy of a style of music that perhaps at its core meant to heal and inspire.