Monthly Archives: July 2010

There’s something for everyone at the swap meet (chợ trời)

I have been going to swap meets (chợ trời) for as long as I can remember with my family. But in my youth I was...

Outspoken: Poets of the Diaspora II, featuring Anhvu Buchanan

On April 24th, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network presented “Outspoken: Vietnamese Poets of the Diaspora II” at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Six writers...

Khanh Ho: Upon First Seeing Lee’s Sandwiches

Lee’s Sandwiches is a chrome glass factory food box. Modern, sleek and new, it’s the Vietnamese answer to McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC: a...

An afternoon with Tran Trong Vu

Visit to Tran Trong Vu’s house in Antony, France, June 27, 2010. A photo essay The painter Tran Trong Vu lives in Antony, a suburb of...

Outspoken: Poets of the Diaspora II, featuring Andrew Lam

On April 24th, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network presented “Outspoken: Vietnamese Poets of the Diaspora II” at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Six writers...

Harvey Pekar

My great contemporary, friend of the world, Harvey Pekar died yesterday.  He went to bed early on Sunday and his wife Joyce Brabner found...