An Illustrated Guide to Tet Superstitions

Along with Tet celebrations come a litany of superstitions that can either make the incoming year a success or a disaster. Here are some of the most common superstitions, playfully illustrated in a short animated film entitled 10 Things Not to Do in Lunar New Year by Tu Bui and Duc Tran. 1. Don’t sweep … Read more

Nothing Hidden, Everything Sacred

Sketching the textures of Vietnam… “In the secular West, where nothing is sacred, everything seems hidden; yet in Asia, where nothing is hidden, everything is sacred.” ― Steve McCurry, photographer of the iconic “Afghan Girl” image. McCurry was speaking of India, “where millions have no home but the streets, virtually every life event is carried … Read more