Kenneth Bae in China before his arrest. (Photo courtesy FreeKenNow.com)

Kenneth Bae releases memoir of time served in North Korea

Kenneth Bae, a Lynnwood missionary who spent two years of a 15-year-sentence of hard labor, is the longest serving U.S. citizen jailed in North Korea.
May 3, 2016
The independent Ark Lodge Cinemas in Seattle will show "The Interview," after major movie theater chains pulled out of screening the comedy set in North Korea and starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. Phot

Columbia City movie theater to screen “The Interview” in Seattle

Ark Lodge Cinemas in Seattle's Columbia City is among the 200 indie theaters nationwide that will show the nearly shelved "The Interview" on Christmas Day, according to entertainment site Deadline.com and the theater's website.
Dec 23, 2014
One of the Seattle reactions on Twitter to the cancellation of "The Interview" following threats to theaters. (Screen shot of local tweet.)

Sony cancels release of “The Interview” after threats to theaters

"The Interview," a comedy about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been canceled by Sony Pictures on Wednesday following threats made to theaters that had been scheduled to show the film.
Dec 17, 2014
Kenneth Bae in China before his arrest. (Photo courtesy FreeKenNow.com)

Can media attention get Kenneth Bae out of North Korea?

With yet another North Korean political prisoner released this week, Kenneth Bae's family and supporters are left wondering if media attention is helping or hurting.
Mar 4, 2014
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North Korea threatens, Internet laughs

Earlier this week gave you a rundown of North Korea’s actual social media presence. Now here’s a look at the memes, GIFs and parody accounts that have sprung up in response to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear threats.
Apr 19, 2013
A poster of former North Korean leader Kim il-Sung.

North Korea wants to be your Facebook friend

It may be the ‘hermit kingdom’ but North Korea has a growing internet presence and a social media strategy.
Apr 16, 2013
A North Korean army (or is it Chinese?)  invades Spokane in the remake of Red Dawn, opening this weekend. (Photo by Sarah Stuteville)

North Koreans invade Spokane, xenophobia invades box office

A sunny morning in Spokane — shaggy green lawns, puffy clouds and compact SUVs parked outside of 100-year-old houses. Then a boom, a rattling snow globe featuring the Space Needle and the blue sky fills with white parachutes. The North Koreans have just invaded Washington state. To children of the ’80s this might sound vaguely […]
Nov 23, 2012
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A drunken news roundup, cinema ninjas fight cellphones and music you can swing to…literally

This week in drunk news: Man kills 70,000 chickens in Maryland and a North Korean man floats south Drunk men all over the world are making headlines this week in bizarre events that rival the “Hangover” films. For starters, 21-year-old Joshua D. Shelton accidentally killed 70,000 chickens after flicking a switch and shutting down power […]
Sep 13, 2012