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Paramount Cancels Team America Screenings Because Everyone's A Coward

In the wake of Sony Pictures cancelling its release of The Interview, some theatres with actual balls opted to show Team America: World Police as a protest. No such luck. In a truly staggering act of cowardice, Paramount appears to be telling theatres to shut it all down. What the fuck.


The Hackers Won. Now What?

Earlier today, the five largest movie theatre chains in the country decided that they would not, in fact, show The Interview, a movie about a large scruffy man and a dazed handsome man who assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. The retreat prompted Sony Pictures to cancel the movie’s premiere altogether. And the ramifications of that choice are going to be felt for a long, long time.


Activists Want To Use Balloons To Airlift The Interview Into North Korea

Last year, an Atlantic article introduced us to an activist group run by a former North Korean who now uses balloons to airlift information and technology into into the tightly-controlled country. Now, its members want to use their balloons to tote in copies of The Interview, Sony’s beleaguered comedy about Kim Jong-un.


North Korea: No, We Didn't Hack Sony

Despite rumours that Sony Pictures would officially blame North Korea for the recent hack that exposed everything from its payroll to its employees medical records to unreleased scripts, a North Korean diplomat now says his country didn’t do it. The New York-based official says it’s just “another fabrication targeting the country”.


After Huge Hack, Fury And Other Unreleased Sony Films Leak On The Web

Sony Pictures is having a tough week. After being hacked almost week ago (by maybe North Korea), DVD-quality downloads of Fury and other unreleased Sony films have leaked on the web, according to TorrentFreak.


North Korea's Brand New Ballistic Sub Discontinued By Soviets In 1990

Looks like North Korea’s engineers have been hard at work brushing up on their obsolete Soviet-era technology. Because after acquiring 10 discontinued Soviet subs, everyone’s favourite little warmongering-dictatorship-that-could has finally rendered the outdated ballistic vessels seaworthy — and it only took them 21 years.


Get A Rare Peek At Everyday Life In North Korea From A New Timelapse

Although we have a pretty good idea of what life is like in North Korea, most of what we actually see comes from carefully controlled images released by the government. “Enter Pyongyang” is an incredibly beautiful video that was shot by a Beijing-based tour company, and it might give us the most honest look yet at the North Korean capital.


Plan For Secret Satellite Receivers Wins Hackathon To Help North Korea

Cut off from outside communication and at the whim of a despotic political leader, the people of North Korea are in a bad place. The conditions in the country inspired the Human Rights Foundation to help North Koreans by holding a hackathon. And the winners came up with a clever plan to import satellites receivers to the Hermit Kingdom.


North Korea Launched A Bizarre New Cooking Website 'For Housewives'

Refusing to let little things like a lack of widespread internet/food access get in its way, everyone’s favourite warmongering-dictatorship-that-could has just launched its very own cooking website. Say hello to North Korea’s uncanny online food valley.


How North Korean Architects Imagine The Future Of Cities

Solar-powered factories, hovercraft apartments, glass towers topped with helipads: No, these are not concept drawings for EPCOT circa 1981. These are ideas for the future of North Korean cities, designed by North Korean architects in 2014.