The first time he saw North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in person, No Kum Sok decided he better start pretending to be a good Communist. Then he started plotting his escape from North Korea, which he managed to pull off in a Soviet-made fighter jet.
What happens when you or a family member or loved one receives a diagnosis of a life threatening illnesses? These diagnoses may come with treatment attempts and hospital stays. What they may not include are honest and open conversations about the final stages of life.
As the market for movies and entertainment grows in China, both American and Chinese productions face difficult questions when it comes to Chinese government censorship. But figuring out if things are getting better or worse is harder than it appears.
Only a few minutes before this performance, Australian singer Conrad Sewell was on the Spotify House stage at SXSW playing to hundreds of new and adoring fans. This guy is going to be huge. Before that happens, Conrad walked down the street to a quiet spot where he sang an acoustic version of his song "Hold Me Up."
On any given day at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, activists know they have an audience for their causes. We've been asking young people on the street, "What was the last protest you attended?"
Like many people in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, social scientist Zeynep Tufekci was shocked by the killing of three Muslim students there in February. At a hastily organized vigil the following night, she was reminded of the power of community in addressing problems.
"Today, ISIS is running probably the most effective propaganda machine out there," says one analyst. But while ISIS may have the tools of activism down pat, it's far different from real activist movement in important ways.