Stephen King on why he keeps writing:
“The major job is still to entertain people. Joyland really took off for me when the old guy who owns the place says, ‘Never forget, we sell fun.’ That’s what we’re supposed to do—writers, filmmakers, all of us. That’s why they let us stay in the playground.”
Read the full Parade magazine interview with Stephen King here.
To celebrate the exciting return of Arrested Development, a few of us greeting card artists put our heads (and pencils) together and whipped up a (fake) mini-line of greeting cards that anyone can download and print out for free!
It’s super easy! Download the high-res files here. They even come with a dotted line for the fold and should print easily to your basic home printer.
And if you like them, please share them to your heart’s content!
North Korea’s hidden labor camps exposed: A new UN panel is vowing to hold North Korea’s Kim regime to ‘full accountability’ for decades of mass crime and murder. Will Pyongyang face ICC indictment?
Photos: Satellite images taken of North Korea’s Ch’oma-Bong valley show an increase in prisoner housing between 2008 (top) and 2011, in this dual image created and distributed by human rights group Amnesty International in London. Courtesy Amnesty International/Reuters
North Korea’s use of brutal prison camps, in which starvation, torture and public execution are norms (according to accounts from those few who are actually able to escape, against all odds) is not exactly new news. It’s hard to know just how much of the public is aware of it, however — the number of North Koreans actively imprisoned in these camps is estimated between 150,000 to 200,000.