• News

    November 14, 2013

    The Government of Free Vietnam Is No Republic for Old Men

    From Garden Grove, the organization tried to bring down its former country's Communist regime. Instead, it gave American diplomats a giant headache

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    The Amazing Race Apologizes for Pissing Off Vietnam Veterans and a Token Fox News Liberal

    My colleague R. Scott Moxley recently wrote of the shitstorm kicked up after The Amazing Race had contestants visiting Vietnam watch a pro-communist musical show, recite a pro-communist poem and then gather at an anti-American military site in Hanoi. If there was increased interest (and ratings?) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Fox Slams Amazing Race on CBS For Pro-Communist Tributes During Vietnam Stop

    One of the token liberals on Fox News is blasting CBS for airing an Amazing Race broadcast this week that required contestants visiting Vietnam to watch a pro-communist musical show, recite a pro-communist poem and then gather at an anti-American military site in Hanoi.Bob Beckel--a cantankerous, lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Dish Network Wins $6.4M Judgment Against Little Saigon Satellite Pirate

    A federal judge in Orange County has granted summary judgment to Dish Network and imposed a massive fine on a Little Saigon man who operated a satellite piracy business.U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna ruled this week that Tan Nguyen, the owner of several websites including and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Vietnam Communists Secretly Run Prominent Little Saigon Newspaper?

    Two journalists at Nguoi Viet Daily News, the country's oldest and most respected Vietnamese newspaper, are suing a rival Little Saigon newspaper for publishing inflammatory accusations involving secret, foreign communist influence and sex.Dat Huy Phan and Vinh Hoang claim that Hoang Duoc Thao (AKA ... More >>

  • Food

    August 23, 2012

    The Mein Event: OC's Best Noodles

    Noodles, noodles everywhere, from pho to pad Thai and everything else

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    This Week In Food: Sushi Documentary, Where The Fuck To Drink? and Beer Nog

    ​ Why yes, that is Vincent Van Gogh's Stary Night made out of salts and spices. Read all about this masterpiece and others in this week's edition of highlights from the blog.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    No. 20: Chicken Pie at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop

    ProfessorSalt.comChicken pie dinner at La Palma Chicken Pie Shop​This 100 Favorites Dishes feature is all about comfort foods for this writer. Granted, I  include tacos de tripas and fish pho in that category, but it also embraces American classics like chicken pie. In Orange County, old-scho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    No. 21: Mac and Cheese at Ecco

    ProfessorSalt.comFontina, gorgonzola and pancetta mac and cheese​You'd think a mac and cheese would be simple to pull off for a restaurant kitchen, but you'd be wrong. Never mind the technical difficulties of making a cheese sauce creamy-smooth,  balancing the flavor profiles and so on, we're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    No. 23: ABC Burger at Peter's Gourmade Grill

    ​When Peter's Gourmade Grill opened last year, they staked a sign into the lawn across the off-ramp of the 55 freeway. The sign steered you toward a gas station, which just happens to host a terrific, if oddball, take-out restaurant.The first thing I ever tried in the early days of the restaurant, ... More >>

  • Film

    September 8, 2011

    'Black Power Mixtape' Is Your Civil-Rights History

    The struggle, as brought to you by Swedish TV

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Vietnamese Film Festival Hits Final Three Days

    Heightened US-Vietnamese relations​This weekend is you last chance to witness firsthand the emerging, impressive Vietnamese film industry at the Vietnamese International Film Festival in Orange County.Tonight's films air at the Bower's Museum in Santa Ana and include a 56-minute movie about the Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Vietnamese International Film Festival Opens Tonight in OC

    Hip Hop in Ho Chi Minh​The acclaimed Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF)--an eight-day showcase of short and feature films--launches tonight in Irvine with Stephane Gauger's impressive Saigon Electric, a drama about hip hop dancers and present day youth culture in Vietnam.You can see Gau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Court: U.S. Can Deport Ex-South Vietnam Soldier and Family

    U.S. bombs still falling on friendly South Vietnamese​The Vietnam War, which ended 35 years ago, claimed four more casualties today.Sadly, the victims are a former South Vietnam army sergeant, who was captured and tortured by communist soldiers during the war, and three members of his family.But t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Ed Royce Worries Hillary Clinton is Soft on Vietnam Human Rights Abuses

    Royce to Clinton: Don't be a wimp in Hanoi​Demonstrating his concern over ongoing human rights abuses by Vietnam's rulers, Congressman Ed Royce has sent a letter to Hillary Clinton asking the secretary of state to pressure the communist nation on the topic during an upcoming trip to Hanoi. "W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Has Loretta Sanchez Created a "Big Bugaboo" in Vietnam?

    Protected worker?​A highly successful American businessman who lives in Hanoi says that Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Iowa Senator Tom Harkin have "overblown" the need for worker rights in Communist-run Vietnam, according to a July 13 Voice of American (VOA) article."From my ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2010

    Dengue Fever Dream On

    The Long Beach band blur the boundaries of language, genre and nationality

  • News

    May 6, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez Says Vietnam's Rulers Are Pimps

    [Moxley Confidential] The OC congresswoman's tough stance on human trafficking should play well in Little Saigon

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Vietnamese Singer Forced To Defend Himself As Anti-Communist

    Get this thru your thick skulls: This Ho ain't related to the other one​One of the amusing aspects of covering Little Saigon politics is watching the world class mental gymnastics performed by the mostly elderly folks determined to spend their lives fighting the Vietnam War into perpetuity. It's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Nguoi Viet Strengthens Itself With Editor Pick

    ​In March 2008, Nguoi Viet--the Orange County-based largest Vietnamese newspaper in the United States--pushed out its longtime editor Hao-Nhien Vu at a time when rapid right-winger immigrants were calling the very-much-non-communist paper a tool of Hanoi.After his ouster, Hao-Nhien Vu launche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Jury to Protesters: The War's Over. Now Go Home!

    Do you remember the exciting drama unfolded in the summer of 2007, when a small group of anti-communist protesters began to make life a living hell for the publishers of two Little Saigon newspapers, Viet Weekly and Nguoi Viet Daily News? No? What, did the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the election ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Jury to Little Saigon Protesters: The War's Over. Now Go Home!

    Do you remember the exciting drama that unfolded in the summer of 2007, when a small group of anti-communist protesters began to make life a living hell for the publishers of two Little Saigon newspapers, Viet Weekly and Nguoi Viet Daily News? No? What, did the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the elec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Register Marketing Ploy: Insert Head in Sand

    Michael Volpe's Media & Marketing column in the current Orange County Business Journal--which I'd link you to but it's a pay site and I'm not that kind of girl--reports that the Orange County Register is launching promotions aimed at countering all the bad news about newspapers, which includes W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Yearlong Viet Weekly Boycott Ends

    Our good friend Hao-Nhien Vu, a.k.a. the Bolsavik, the ex-Nguoi Viet Daily News managing editor who lost his job thanks to anti-commie protests, has another big scoop on his blog today. Apparently, protesters who have been demonstrating outside the Historic Main Street offices of Viet Weekly for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    Tony Rackauckas Hunting Commies in Little Saigon?

    The Weekly never passes up on an opportunity to make fun of our favorite local lawman—favorite, now that Sheriff Mike Carona's out of the picture, that is—Tony Rackauckas. So when we saw this item on the fiesty and irreverent Bolsavik blog by ex-Nguoi Viet Daily News managing editor Hao-Nhien Vu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part XI

    Dave Segal moved into Detroit Bar on both Friday and Saturday nights: "Free the Robots' thrilling [Friday] live show blew away Afrika Bambaataa's moldy DJ set. Local upstarts overshadowed a legend!" And on Sat, "DJs Josh One, Hyder, James Pants and Peanut Butter Wolf spun loads of great hip-hop cuts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2008

    Irvine's Saigon Grille Becomes Pho Ha Noi

    Throw a stick anywhere in Westminster and it'll hit a pho joint. Not so in Irvine, where Vietnamese restaurants are as rare as the slices of steak in the soup they serve. At my last count, there are exactly five eateries that serve this foul-weather food. The stalwarts are the two Pho Bac Ky's ... More >>

  • Food

    February 14, 2008
  • Culture

    November 1, 2007

    Act of Faith

    Doubt asks deep, painful questions

  • Features

    August 16, 2007

    Red Scare in Little Saigon

    Le Vu's Viet Weekly newspaper endures OC's latest anti-communist witch-hunt

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2006

    Have you impugned your local librarian today?

    Those wascally wabble wousers at Dissent the Blog, your duly elected South Orange County Community College District watchdogs, have posted for our listenting pleasure a snippet from a recent Board of Disgustees meeting where (Dis)Trustee Don Wagner calls the American Library Association, based on hi ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 7, 2004
  • Film

    April 10, 2003

    Down in the Dump

    Do Minh Tuan exposes life at the bottom in Vietnam

  • Film

    April 3, 2003
  • Film

    April 3, 2003

    A Mid-Summer Nightmare

    Cultures clash in A Dream in Hanoi

  • Columns

    November 28, 2002
  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Keep Your Trap Shut

    Traveling through the new Vietnam

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    No Queers Here

    Here and there, Vietnamese say theyre not crazy about gays

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Patriot Games

    How a Newport Beach businessman used granny, apple pie and the flag to bilk patriotic investors

  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    Damn Dirty Remakes

    Summer flicks 2001

  • Film

    March 29, 2001

    Crouching Festival, Hidden Films

    Newport fest chops Asian presence

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Just Declare Victory

    Little Saigon embraces Vietnam trade

  • Film

    August 24, 2000

    Steal This Hoffman

    Sort of red, arguably white, very blue

  • Food

    March 16, 2000

    Eat Cheap

    Part Two

  • Culture

    July 15, 1999

    Hanoi (Art) Rocks!

    Protests aside, the Bowers exhibit is beautiful

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Phantom Menace

    Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?

  • Film

    April 1, 1999

    Beyond Politics

    Asian fest films get personal

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Invisible Enemies

    Who's the real threat in Little Saigon? Ask the FBI.

  • News

    March 4, 1999
  • Columns

    August 13, 1998
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