North Korea Journal, by Michael Palin, is a problematic account of a highly orchestrated trip to the world's most secretive country.

By T.j. Collins
September 20 2019 - 7:00pm

What kind of nation tells its citizens how they can wear their hair? As it turns out, the same kind that erects an enormous glass pyramid of a hotel in 1987 only to leave it wholly unoccupied to this day. Welcome to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a nation of state-sanctioned hairdos and the subject of Michael Palin's new travelogue, North Korea Journal.



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