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In Deep Waters

The search for giant manta rays in Myanmar

I step off the back of the boat into a realm of blue. There is little shock, little worry about getting too cold too quickly. The water’s warm at the surface. Back on […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments
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Head in the Clouds

For exceptional views and stylish settings, the rooftop Liquid Sky Bar is unsurpassed

Saigon seems to have caught on to the idea that a lot of good things happen when you reach the rooftop. The air’s a little cleaner, the breeze […]

By |March 4th, 2016|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Ordered Chaos

Artist Will Whitehouse and his human figures

Will Whitehouse’s studio is small. There are beds all over this city that are wider. No matter; space itself is not a prerequisite for art. But good light is, and one wall of his […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Ringmaster

In a room near the stairs on the second floor above the traffic on Pasteur, there is a man describing the cuff links he wants to have made to a young salesgirl. It is a small boutique called Made by […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Fashion|0 Comments
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Best Pop Solo Performance

Meet Ha Okio, the first Vietnamese singer to make the first rounds for a Grammy Award

Ha Okio walks in, sits down, and politely takes control of the situation. He moves with purpose, like a man with a list of things […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments
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Jazz Hands with Tran Minh Tuan

With sax player Tran Manh Tuan, you hear him before you see him

Walking up to Tran Manh Tuan’s villa in the morning after the rain, there are the unmistakable sounds of a saxophone going up and down the tonal scale. […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments
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Dynamic Range

In conversation with National Geographic photographers Steve McCurry and Michael Yamashita

You may not know them, but you know their work. They’ve taken you places and sharpened the way you look at the world. You’ve probably never met them, probably wouldn’t […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments