As many people have probably already heard, the New York Philharmonic played a concert in North Korea earlier today. The group was the largest contingent of US citizens traveling to North Korea since the Korean War. An article in the New York Times made clear the emotional impact the performance had on the audience and the performers. For me, this underscores the importance of cultural exchange (or lack thereof.) Click the link or picture above to go to the Times page. The video is on the lower left if you scroll down on the Times page.