It's almost impossible to overestimate the number of superb books inspired by the relationship between Vietnam and the United States.
There are, for example, classics such as Graham Greene's "The Quiet American," Neil Sheehan's "A Bright Shining Lie," Michael Herr's "Dispatches," Robert Olen Butler ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
So there's there's this video of a frenzy over fresh seafood at an all-you-can-eat restaurant in Vietnam. The clip shows patrons of the restaurant standing next to a buffet waiting and then grabbing the seafood in a mad rush as soon it's dropped into the vat. It's the same kind of scene we're all fa ... More >>
While most Americans may have forgotten the anniversary, memories of South Vietnam remain poignant in Orange County's Little Saigon region, the world's largest Vietnamese refugee community.On Bolsa Avenue sidewalks this afternoon a youthful, energetic crowd of several dozen protesters gathered, wave ... More >>
From Bolsavik.comWord has come from Malaysia that Nguyen Cao Ky, the former president of South Vietnam who spent years in Orange County after the Vietnam War, has passed away.The story first appeared in the English-language media via Bolsavik, the English-language blog of Nguoi Viet editor ... More >>
That's right, folks: Welcome the return of our 100 Favorite Dishes list! How does it differ from last year's supposedly authoritative list? That was 2010; this is 2011, silly! Some dishes from last year will appear on this year's list; some, alas, no longer exist or didn't exist last year. Why ar ... More >>
Headline: Murderer: I Should Have Been Freed 10 Years AgoEditor's Note: This story has nothing to do with illegal immigration. Comment by PALEBYCOMPARISON: Deport Him to the Hanoi Hilton. Now!Comment by CATEAPARTY: Ship him and his family back to VietnamComment by OCBENGALS: Deport them al ... More >>
Royce doesn't like Ho Chi Minh's legacyRepublican Congressman Ed Royce must be getting tired of U.S. officials ignoring what he sees as Vietnam's "ugly human rights record."The latest offender to Royce's sensibilities on the subject is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.According to the veteran F ... More >>
After receiving complaints from many Vietnamese residents about The3Mien.com, police contacted a representative of the Westminster money-wire company. A computer glitch was blamed for funds failing to be sent to Vietnam and the business having to temporarily close its doors. Patrons were instruct ... More >>
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 >>
Sanchez is playing hardball with VietnamOC Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has a personal message today for President Barack Obama: Confront the Vietnamese prime minister over human rights violations in Vietnam.
Vietnam has a Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy tooSaving itself a couple of news cycles of international embarrassment, Vietnam has denied a visa to Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who had been traveling in Asia and hoped to enter the country to meet with disgruntled citizens who say the ... More >>
UPDATE AND CORRECTION: Changes throughout (see below) . . .
Courtesy of U.S. Attorney's OfficeI've heard of chicken legs, but this is ridiculous.Duc Le of Garden Grove pleaded guilty today to conspiring to illegally bring live Asian songbirds into the United States by attaching them to the legs o ... More >>
The fourth biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF) opens on April 2 in Orange County and will showcase more than 60 short and feature films, panel discussions and an special award to actor Dustin Nguyen (pictured), who co-starred with Cate Blanchett in Little Fish.Event organizer Ysa ... More >>
Bad Parents, 10 p.m.
Expect a spanking. $5
2400 E. Seventh St.
Long Beach, CA
Oktoberfest, until November 7
Go on a Sunday and watch the dachshund races if you’re in the mood for laughs, or head in any ol’ day if you’re in the mood to say prosit a lot.
Old World Vi ... More >>
How are we supposed to learn from history if we can't even agree what that history taught us? Seal Beach's Doug Korthof pointed us to an LA Times story you can find at this link ...
... where Gen. Al Haig sees ... More >>
As home to the country's largest concentration of Vietnamese-Americans, any story about Vietnam is liable to generate strong opinions in OC. But regardless of how one feels about the current government of Vietnam, I think we can all agree that a story in today's Long Beach Press-Telegram shows that, ... More >>