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bob-mustin's picture
Jan.31.2014
The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson   As is my case with most books, I warmed up to this one slowly. My warming, however, became only tepid with The Orphan Master’s Son. I like stories, you see, and defined characters within such stories. That makes me an odd fit for postmodern...
phil-naessens's picture
Jan.14.2014
On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show we’re focusing on the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets, Dennis Rodman, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and much more more NBA talk.   To download this program to your portable device please right click the link below and select "save as"....
tamim-ansary's picture
Dec.08.2013
A native of Seoul, Korea, Hi-Dong Chai was educated in the United States. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, worked for IBM, and taught at San Jose State University. He retired as a professor emeritus in 2002. As someone who lost his loved ones through World War II under Japan and...
robert-earle's picture
Sep.01.2013
I don't know why this didn't occur to me earlier, but every time one of my stories appears in a magazine, I ought to mention it here, both to attract readers and give the magazine some credit. If you go to themissingslate.com you'll find that my latest piece, "Who Has A Real Castle Where I Can Hide...
earl-merkel's picture
Apr.12.2013
From our "What, ME Worry?/Careful Bureaucrat-Speak Subcategory" -files: "So we do not operate on the assumption that they have that fully tested, developed capacity." "We are all united in the fact that North Korea will not be accepted as a nuclear power." —U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry...
earl-merkel's picture
Mar.17.2013
From our "Alfred E. Newman/'What, ME Worry?'" -files: Having been on a project deadline most of the past week, this one surfaced on my radar screen late. As did the latest China/hacking story, the "North Korea Declares Korean War Back ON!" story, and Iran playing "I repeat everything YOU say/...
earl-merkel's picture
Feb.23.2013
Really? Have we fallen so low that we have to put up with this sort of cow-scat... without, at minimum, John Kerry bent over a televised lectern laughing uncontrollably? HEADLINE: "North Korea warns U.S. forces of "destruction" ahead of war drills" STORY AT:  http://www.reuters.com/article/...
robert-earle's picture
Feb.14.2013
In one sense North Korea is the most closed nation the world.  In another sense it is an open book, and Blain Harden's Escape from Camp 14 opens that book a little wider. This is the story of the only person to escape from one of North Korea's worst Gulag labor camps. Shin In Geung was born...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Apr.06.2012
In 1994, North Korea began to build up its nuclear arms stockpiles after a period of inactivity. The Clinton Administration knew of this frightening national security crisis but did nothing, with ramifications that are with us today. Former President Jimmy Carter was instrumental in negotiating a...
eugenia-kim's picture
Nov.17.2009
The North Korean capture and Clinton-assisted release of journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee brought a compelling human element into a conflict that many Americans know little about. I’m a Korean-American novelist who also paid scant attention to the North Korean regime until Ling and Lee’s 140-day...