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'Orphan': A Novel Imagines Life In North Korea

Last week, the <i>The Orphan Master's Son</i> was awarded the Pulitzer prize for fiction. <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i> host Rachel Martin spoke with author Adam Johnson last year about his book. In that interview, Johnson explained that as part of his research he actually managed to finagle a visit to North …

Canadian café owners serve up coffee with a view of North Korea

Vancouverites own more than their share of coffee shops. But none of those java joints offers the front-row seat to unfolding international drama that you get at Peter's Coffee House.<p>A 20 yuan (about $3) cup of cappuccino at Peter's Coffee House comes with a view of the trucks that lumber each …

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Why South Korea is under stress and college graduates there earn less than if they didn’t have a degree

In his latest video, South Korean rapper PSY makes life in the country seem glamorous and carefree.<p>That may be true for residents of Gangnam (PSY again here), an upscale district of the capital Seoul. But for most of the nation it could not be further from the truth. According to a new study (pdf) …

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