Yearly Archives: 2010

Thao Nguyen – A Role Model of the Indie Music Variety

I first stumbled upon Thao Nguyen three years ago.  I was immediately in awe of her smokey infectious voice, well crafted lyrics, and beaming stage presence. It was inspiring for me to see a Vietnamese singer songwriter make music on her own terms.

When memories collide: an Interview with Đoan Hoàng

Speaking of arrivals and returns... PART I During one of my trips back to my dad’s hometown, I asked my uncle if there were photographs of...

Eating Fried Chicken in Ho Chi Minh City

Visit Ho Chi Minh City these days and eventually you will bump into Colonel Sanders. In January 2008, burning-out from the grind of four...

Bui Thac Chuyen’s Choi Voi (Adrift)

I just saw Bui Thac Chuyen's film Choi Voi (Adrift) at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Bui Thac Chuyen is the director...

San Francisco Fundraiser for DVAN on May 22nd

We're having a fundraiser in San Francisco on May 22nd! See the items that will be on silent auction by watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY81Hv4BrhA Saturday, May...