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Behind the Scenes

Sometimes behind great actors there’s a great acting coach

About a decade ago, a number of Overseas Vietnamese film professionals began to make names for themselves here in the emerging local movie industry. They were directors, actors & actresses, and producers—many of them the kids of “boat people” […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Burger Bound

Over-achieving Hungry Bunny serves top notch burgers and American comfort food

An Outpost of American comfort food just a short hop away from any location where the menu prices would have to compensate for higher rents, Hungry Bunny (1 Nguyen Cuu Van, D1) is a jewel-in-the-rough […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Kiss You 1,000 Times

Reliving love and war through letters 

Few accounts of life in northern Vietnam as it was during the wartime era are available in English, and those that have been published are usually political in nature. The book we officially released early […]

By |August 8th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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What a Knockout !

In conversation with martial arts film legend Gary Daniels

“Talking about movies, it really saddens me that people believe so much of what they see,” says Gary Daniels, one of the world’s most accomplished action heroes and the star of countless […]

By |July 4th, 2017|Art, Arts, Features|1 Comment
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Island of Immigrants

An exclusive with Ngoc Thanh Tam, the star of The Way Station—winner of best film at the 2017 ASEAN International Film Festival And Awards

In a film market dominated by light comedies, last month’s theatrical release of Hong Anh’s brooding directorial […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Stellar

Indulge in decadent continental—with delicate touches of Thai flavors—cuisine in a picturesque colonial villa

Many restaurants in this town have tried their hardest to put on the face of luxury; few have succeeded. Secluded in a quiet Thao Dien back street, […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Ember

From teppanyaki grilled steaks to burgers and pastas, Ember aims to please everyone

They warn you to avoid trying to be all things to all people, but there are some rare instances in which this not only works, it’s also necessary. […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Teacher Dad

Is teaching children in the home really a viable alternative to traditional schooling? Homeschooling parent and professional teacher Ian Kutschke shares his views and experiences.

The father of two boys, Ian Kutschke’s decision to homeschool in Ho Chi Minh City was […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: ‘NAMO Artisanal Pizzeria

Discover gourmet Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown Saigon

On March 28th, ‘NAMO Artisanal Pizzeria (74/6 Hai Ba Trung, D1) marked its first anniversary by launching a new menu that draws on the seafood cuisine of the Mediterranean coast. Oi […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: Panam – The Backroom

Panam brings the iconic French-style kebab to Saigon

You’ll have to do a little hunting to find Panam – The Backroom (91 Pasteur, D1; Tel: 0122 733 0235) since it moved from its tiny location on Le Thanh Ton into Cuba […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments