F-bombs drop like lead balloons. Torture is an option. And if generals do not break the rules of engagement, they bend them mighty hard. But this is no Tarantino war flick, it's a kid's movie--for anyone of an age where scenes with F-bombs, torture and nobility-myth breaking do not offend gentle sen ... More >>
It's a historical fact that the biggest threat to the citizens of any nation isn't outsiders but their own government's police and military--the folks with all the guns, arrest powers and unwavering insistence that their own violence is committed only as a means to peace.For proof, glance at the his ... More >>
Hip Hop in Ho Chi MinhThe 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 >>
The headline is as scandalous as it gets: "China Makes Fake Rice From Plastic." The news reports, like the one linked above from a site called Very Vietnam, alleges "that some distributors are selling fake rice in Taiyuan, Shaanxi Province, and this rice is a mixture of potatoes, sweet potatoes an ... More >>
Royce to Clinton: Don't be a wimp in HanoiDemonstrating 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 >>
Flickr user Bob JagendorfI've never tasted dog before, nor am I seeking to, but would chomp on some meat if the opportunity ever presented itself. I hear rumors of all types of illegal meats offered in Orange County restaurants (endangered sea turtle, horse, dog, etc.), but haven't bothered to ch ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioWhat was Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez thinking today when she took to the floor in Congress to fight for the rights of a youth activist in Vietnam while she continues to ignore the youth activists pleading for her support in her own backyard? It's not that Nguyen Tien T ... More >>
Sorry for the last-minute notice, but I'll be interviewing Huntington Beach mayor Debbie Cook--who's running against Dana Rohrabacher (R-Did Not Serve in Vietnam) in the 46th Congressional District race--today at 2pm on KPFK-FM 90.7 for about 20 minutes.
You can hear it on the Internet at KPFK.org ... More >>
Dozens of media outlets filed reports this weekend about the historic Orange County visit of Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet, but only one American reporter gained exclusive access.
Read R. Scott Moxley’s story in Thursday’s edition of the OC Weekly.
Mark Giselson, former City Pages blogger and all-around angry Norwegian, reminds us that 34 years ago today saw the beginning of the special contribution to Christmas history made by local boy turned felonious president, Richard M. Nixon (now Yorba Linda's leading roadside attraction). Up until 19 ... More >>