The NYT visits Pyongyang, North Korea, confirming that it’s still a mad police state, isolated from the world, but the Times also thinks the country built to prop up an army may finally be ready for peace talks.  I have my doubts; peace would be the end of the Kims, who are likely to meet a Caucescu fate once information from the outside world finally rolls in. Two documentaries, Lisa Ling’s National Geographic doc and Kimjongilia, show the Kim cult’s kingdom in gruesome detail.  I recommend both, and they’re available for streaming on Netflix.