The Enduring Mystery of MH370

The Disappearing Act, by Florence de Changy Le Monde journalist Florence de Changy, who was once based in Malaysia, has spent years researching the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The anniversary just passed -- the plane, carrying 239 people, disappeared seven years ago on March 8, 2014 en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.... Continue Reading →

A Rare Biography of Ruthless, Enigmatic North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

Book review: The Great Successor, by Anna Fifield (Amazon / Book Depository) I didn't imagine a book about Kim Jong Un would be an unputdownable page-turner, but here we are. I'm not sure anything I write about The Great Successor is going to do it justice as it's tough to encapsulate, but I'll try. Kim Jong Un... Continue Reading →

We Have Nothing to Envy in the World

Book review: Nothing to Envy, by Barbara Demick Amazon "In the futuristic dystopia imagined in 1984, George Orwell wrote of a world where the only color to be found was in the propaganda posters. Such is the case in North Korea." I saw this book mentioned in an article about David Sedaris' special habit when going... Continue Reading →

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