Kim Jong-un’s Bond Girls

As tensions increase with North Korea, one can’t help but wonder what is up with the women in Kim Jong-un’s military strutting around in 4 inch heels: Is it just me or do these women look like Kim Jong-un’s Bond Girls? It seems I’m not the only one wondering about this photo, Maureen O’Connor at NY Mag said: Among the many mysteries associated with North Korea’s military, “Why are they wearing high heels?” is perhaps the least important of all. But it’s still so mysterious: How much time do these women spend marching in heels? Do they have special techniques for dealing with blisters? Are their platform heels standard-issue? (The woman in the middle appears to be wearing a different … Continue reading

Death Toll Climbs In Conn. School Shooting

The number of dead left from a shooting inside an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., has risen to at least 27, including 18 children, according to a published report. The shooting, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, comes less than a week after a deadly rampage at an Oregon shopping mall. Police reported a gunman in the main office of the school at 9:40 am, according to a news story. One person thought to be a shooter is said to be dead, while reports of a second shooter were unconfirmed. “I can’t believe — in a small town like this — we’ve never had anything like this happen,” one third-grader’s father told local TV station WTNH. “I was pretty shaken up. … Continue reading