Grantland: What Is Charles Smith Doing in North Korea? January 8, 2014January 8, 2014 Jim Cavan Uncategorized Hi! We all remember Charles Smith. I certainly do. He ruined my life. But what in holy hell is he doing in North Korea? My investigative report. Liked it? Take a second to support Jim Cavan on Patreon! Jim Cavan Beyond his KnickerBlogger roots, Jim's work has appeared at ESPN.com, Grantland, The Classical, and the New York Times. He is currently working on a biography of Robert Silverman, entitled "Clownin' and Astoundin.'" Follow him on Twitter @JPCavan.