Linked stories follow a Korean family uncomfortably trying to assimilate as they run a gift shop in a New Jersey mall in the 1980s.
North Korea focused on labor rates in joint industrial complex, while South Korea sought freedom for jailed worker.
Readers write about torture and North Korea.
The North had announced their expulsion in response to the UN Security Council's condemnation of its missile launch April 5.
In vowing to restart its nuclear-weapons program, the pariah nation could be trying to win concessions from the US or it could be setting out a new strategy.
UN condemnation brings vows from North to restart nuclear program, pull out of six-party talks.
Taiwan watches as Asian neighbors ink trade deals, lower tarrifs, and get access to Chinese loans for growth.