Cullen Thomas is the author of Brother One Cell: An American Coming of Age in South Korea’s Prisons, a 2008 Kiriyama Prize Notable Book. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Salon, the Washington Post, the Korea Times, and GQ, among other publications. He teaches “The Dark Side: Crime and Punishment in Literature” at New York University.

The Satanic Curses

Argentina is only one site where murderous attacks inspired or directed by Iran have gone unpunished. It’s time to pull out all the old files.

On Tuesday, Bill Clinton met with Kim Jong Il in North Korea and negotiated the release of imprisoned American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. Former Korean prisoner Cullen Thomas explains how his experience foretold Clinton's success.