Posts tagged "north korea"

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.&rdquo…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015

Margaret Cho’s Shtick At The Golden Globes: Not Racist, Just Tired

Last night at the Golden Globe Awards, Margaret Cho played a character named Cho Yun Ja, a movie reporter from North Korea, in a misguided attempt to coast off fumes generated by the publicity machine that surrounded "The Interview"'s weird half-success. The bit was a little clunky and mostly unfunny. Margaret Cho, a woman of…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 12, 2015

“The Interview” Will Be Released On Christmas Day After All

Only a few days after President Obama held a press conference and criticized Sony's decision to pull "The Interview" from theaters at a cyber hacker's request, the studio has decided to release the movie on its initial premiere date after all. After concluding that the North Korean government was behind…
By: Katie Oldenburg / December 23, 2014

The Hacked Sony E-Mails Are A Distraction From The Larger Issues, And It’s Wrong To Use E-Mails Stolen From Anyone, Ever

I don’t take George Clooney that seriously, most of the time, but his interview with Deadline spoke to a lot of things I’ve been reflecting on about my job lately. In it, Clooney spoke about a petition of support he tried to circulate after Sony was attacked by what the FBI has now concluded…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate] Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot] An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

Elle Magazine Promotes “North Korea Chic” As Hot Fall Trend

For the most part, Elle's list of "top fashion trends" for this autumn reads like any other: nautical, punk, pastels, Victorian, and Wednesday Addams are all fairly standard fodder for style inspiration. But one of these things is not like the others, and that thing would be "North Korea Chic," which creative…
By: Rachel Krause / November 20, 2013

These Are Your Haircut Options In North Korea

Remember that time you accidentally became a huge fan of Skrillex and decided to shave off the hair on one side of your head? Yeah, well, if you lived in North Korea, you could get in major trouble -- and not just with your parents who "just don't understand" your love of Dubstep. State actor…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 22, 2013

International Fashplomacy: Noko Jeans From North Korea

These days, starting a denim line seems just about as formulaic as making a Duncan Hines cake: get some organic cotton, mix in a celeb name, slap on a pricey label, and voilà! That's not quite the case with Jacob Åström, Tor Rauden Källstigen and Jakob Ohlsson, who decided to go the hard way…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2009