Kim Jong-il

  • Culture

    September 4, 2014
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    August 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    For J. Lo: Five More World Leaders Who Don't Deserve a Happy Birthday

    J. Lo's Marilyn Monroe moment may not have gone as well as she planned. You see, when Monroe sang the words "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy, the controversy arose by murmurs of an affair. When J. Lo sang those words, scandal came by means of scathing headlines about human-rights ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2013

    Godzilla and Flowers

    The films of Kim Jong Il

  • Culture

    August 16, 2012

    Screaming "Silence"

    The multifaceted show at the Menil, curated by Toby Kamps, offers an overabundance of riches.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    He's Alive! Top 9 Musician Death Hoaxes of 2011

    It seems like 2011 was the year of the celebrity death hoax which involved many musicians. We use that term loosely for the sake of this blog. Death is never a joking matter but you can't help but chuckle at the thousands of folk who got punked over fake death reports. Let's run through the most m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Kim Jong-il Dropping The Bass: In Memoriam

    REEEERRRRR WUB WUB WUB WUB REEEEEEERRRRRRR WUBBBBBBBBBBBBB​Maybe all along, the Dear Leader's starvation and darkness deal with his oppressed people was just his way of keeping them slim and hot, for fun in the dark, because we all know only fun things happen in the dark right? Like that Lady ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    RIP Kim Jong-il: Memes For The Departed Dear Leader

    ​Last night the Western world found out that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had passed away at the age of 69, on a train, closing a strange chapter in history while also beginning a new one mired in confusion and worry over how his son will take the reins of North Korea. Kim Jong-un's young a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Fly To The Angels: A Hair Metal Tribute To Kim Jong-il

    Metal Bad Boy Kim Jong-il ​Kim Jong-il and '80s hair metal were almost synonymous, and last night when the world found out that the North Korean leader passed on to the big rock show in the sky, all I could listen to was hair ballads, driving through the city in tears. Looking at things he wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Birthday Boy Kim Jong-Il Looks at Things: The Ten Best Examples

    Kim Jong-Il looking at you​Happy Birthday greetings are in order for Kim Jong-Il, who is either 69 or 70 years old today, depending on what foreign superpower you choose to believe. Soviet records say that he was born on February 16, 1941, while for some reason the North Koreans have him being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011

    ​NATIONAL White Lies, Ritual: They killed at festivals in 2008 and 2009, but do London's Interpol-styled lads have longevity? Dr. Dre, Detox: It's been on hold or gestating since at least Clinton was in office. Will it continue to be hip-hop's Chinese Democracy? R.E.M., Collapse Into No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Maybe The Gulf Oil Spill Isn't All Bad

    ​What a difference a three-day weekend makes. Okay, not really. The Gulf oil spill is still out of control, with BP attempting another half-assed Hail Mary this week and the relief wells that promise the best chance at diminishing the catastrophe still two months off. Depending on who you ask, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Top 5 Vegan-Friendly Foods Even Carnivores Will Love

    Bring up "vegan food," and it's unlikely your next thought will be "delicious." True there are a lot of wholesome brown foods found in the vegan world, and the only thing scarier to most Americans than health food is Kim Jong Il's nuclear missiles. Regardless, there are some lesser known meat- and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Now the iPhone Has a Non-Vegetarian Friendly Stylus

    ​For a moment, forget our northerly neighbors and their backyard games. Forget slush, forget fog, forget medals, forget that anything else matters but your life and your world ('cause what does, really?). In the face of the latest round of Arctic cold snaps mercilessly pummeling our little sli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    You Are Your Avatar, UT Study Declares

    ​Attention gamers: If you find yourself overflowing with hatred and killing your virtual teammates when you're supposed to be helping them, you might want to reconsider that Grand Dragon of the Knights of White Purity avatar -- a new study out of UT suggests that your online persona can ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009

    Bobby Lee

    Connie Chung never looked so good - or so funny

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Turkeys of the Year

    DA Chuck Rosenthal flies off with top honors

  • News

    May 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007
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    April 27, 2006
  • Film

    December 15, 2005

    Asia Minor

    Memoirs of a Geisha views Japan through Western eyes

  • Film

    July 28, 2005

    Bombs and Bikinis

    Stealth aims low but hits its mark

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Fahrenheit 2004

    Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year

  • Film

    October 14, 2004


    Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Clash Course

    Warriors of the right take their battle against the left to the streets of New York

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Waves of Fascination

    Shortwave radio: Where the lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Protesting Peace

    Plus: Been There, Din That; No Smut Glut; Cursory Check

  • Culture

    October 18, 2001

    High-Tech Spectacle

    Jennifer Steinkamp and Sharon Engelstein bring back the big and bold.