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How Kim Jong-Un smuggles his $500,000 Mercedes into North Korea

Source:  The New York Times Kim Jong-Un frequently shows off the luxury Mercedes he has obtained in open defiance of U.N. sanctions intended to ban luxury goods from North Korea. Using shipping data, corporate records, satellite imagery, and interviews, The New York...

Ken Burns’ “Country Music”: What We Know So Far

Source:  The Boot We're only two months away from the premiere of Ken Burns' "Country Music," a massive documentary that explores the history of the music genre. The PBS film is directed and produced by Ken Burns, co-produced by Julie Dunfey, and written by Dayton...

“Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” premieres next month on PBS

Source:  THIRTEEN Best known for her science fiction and “Earthsea” fantasy series, celebrated author Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929–2018) wrote 21 novels, 11 volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, 12 children’s books, six volumes of poetry, and four of...

Morgan Spurlock is at it again in Super Size Me 2

Source:  PEOPLE Thirteen years after his documentary, "Super Size Me," started a national conversation about the health risks of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock is ready to take it on again in "Super Size Me 2. This time, Spurlock is going behind-the-scenes of...

“Oh les filles!” tells the history of french female rock stars

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter An alternative reading of French rock history is given in "Oh les filles" ("Haut les filles"), from French journalist-turned-director Francois Armanet, and as the title suggests, it tells the story from a female point-of-view. The...

How Obamacare became a symbol of America’s divide

Source:  FRONTLINE Following years of legal challenges and political battles, a federal appeals court in New Orleans may now hold the fate of the Affordable Care Act in its hands. A trio of judges there is deliberating whether to uphold a ruling out of Texas late last...

The Business of Amazon’s Shipping Boxes

Source:  CNBC on YouTube Cardboard boxes are a really big deal in the U.S.  Amazon alone shipped over 5 billion packages through its Prime service  in 2017. But as Amazon moves to plastic mailers and paper mailers, the corrugated box market is bracing for the fallout....

The Horrors of ICE’s “Trans Pod”

Source:  The Atlantic “I decided to come to the U.S. to save my life,” says Luz, a transgender woman from Honduras, in Sylvia Johnson’s short documentary "Luz’s Story." Luz entered the United States via an official port of entry and asked for protection through...

The new technology Cold War runs through a cable on the ocean floor

Source:  Field of Vision The United States and China are in the midst of a power struggle: a new Cold War of technology with companies like Huawei at the center. Field of Vision's “Cablestreet” offers viewers an unprecedented look inside the notorious telecom company....