Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis

Kelly Kasulis is a journalist covering North and South Korea, plus breakthroughs in science, tech and transportation around the world. Follow her on Twitter: @KasulisK.

Feb. 14, 2018

Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor isn’t done breaking gender and race barriers in bobsledding

"People think that people of color should just be in the back of the sled, which is crazy to hear in 2018," she said in an exclusive interview with Mic.

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Feb. 13, 2018

American hero Michelle Kwan still gets emotional when she looks at how far figure skating has come

She's in South Korea cheering on Team USA figure skaters — many of whom were inspired by Kwan's story.
Feb. 12, 2018

Gus Kenworthy on traveling to South Korea — and his words of encouragement for LGBTQ communities

'Mic' sat down with Gus Kenworthy to talk about his career, LGBTQ activism and the one thing he can't wait to do in South Korea.
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Feb. 11, 2018

South Korea’s transit is famous, but foreigners are still getting lost and stranded at the Olympics

Olympic spectators in Pyeongchang are fighting over taxis and seats on shuttle buses.
Feb. 11, 2018

South Korea’s brand-new Olympic bullet train will make Americans jealous

Americans can only dream of having a train like this, let alone building it so quickly.
Feb. 9, 2018

What you didn’t see on TV: An insider’s look at what was happening at the Olympics opening ceremony

An on-the-ground look at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Feb. 9, 2018

Opening ceremony report: Kim Jong Un’s sister is in Pyeongchang, but some Koreans remain skeptical

History is made as Kim Jong Un sends his sister to South Korea for the Olympics. But in Pyeongchang, many remain highly skeptical of North Korea's true intentions.
Feb. 8, 2018

2018 Winter Olympics: Sisters Hannah and Marissa Brandt are competing on different ice hockey teams

Hannah will represent Team USA while Marissa, who was adopted from Korea, will play on Team South Korea.
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Feb. 6, 2018

Outside of Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, struggling business owners lose hope for an Olympic payoff

Outside the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, some business owners in an already struggling economy wonder if the $13 billion Olympics will be worth it.
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Jan. 31, 2018

Not everyone is happy about North Korea at the Olympics. We asked South Koreans what they think.

South Koreans react to the controversial decision to have a North Korean propaganda concert, a joint ice hockey team and a unity flag at the Olympics in February.
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Jan. 25, 2018

The fascinating history of South Korea’s very political Olympics

Last time around, North Korea boycotted the Olympics and South Korea was a newly minted democracy. This time, North Korea's coming and the nation just impeached a scandal-ridden president.

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Jan. 24, 2018

For the first time ever, Olympic villages will have sexual assault resource centers

Each of the four centers will offer psychological counseling and medical care, along with legal advice and ways to report violence to police.
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Jan. 17, 2018

Why aren’t more South Koreans going to their own Olympics?

We asked South Koreans why they're not going to their own Olympics.
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Jan. 11, 2018

What it’s like to have the name Kim Jong Un in South Korea

The North Korean ruler's name is fairly common in South Korea — especially among women.
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Jan. 8, 2018

Here’s what you need to know about North Korean athletes before the 2018 Winter Olympics

It's still unknown whether North Korea will show up to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here's why that matters.
Dec. 29, 2017

This drone just completed its longest flight ever, and that could change the way we use them

A drone was filmed hovering in the air for 4 hours and 40 minutes — and it might have broken a world record.

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Dec. 28, 2017

People can be quick to blame victims of fatal shootings, study says

People who read negative details about a shooting victim are more likely to want a lesser sentence for their shooter, study says.
Dec. 27, 2017

More women are smoking pot while pregnant, and it could have serious consequences

Pregnant women are smoking more pot than they were in 2009, but scientists are still trying to figure out whether or not it's safe.
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Dec. 22, 2017

I spent a day with North Korean defectors, who lived through hell and want a revolution

Jung Gwang Il spent years in a North Korean concentration camp. Now, he uses his spare time to send food and foreign media to North Korea.
Dec. 20, 2017

The scientific argument against fat-shaming

People might be fat for more reasons than we understand.