Hidden trauma: mental illness exacts unseen toll on loved ones
It’s midnight when she has cajoled her 42-year-old son to sleep. Then she rushes to change her 44-year-old daughter who has wet her pants.
Vietnamese salon workers in US devastated by pandemic, hate attacks
For ethnic Vietnamese working in nail salons in the U.S., Covid-19 and racist violence targeting Asians in the last few months are a double whammy.
Vietnamese Americans start self-defense course in wake of Atlanta shootings
Tam Nguyen helped members of his Southern California Vietnamese-American community start defense courses and assert themselves in the face of racism, rebranding his charity as a social justice movement.
String portraits depict prominent global artists
Le Van Manh, a 25-year-old Saigon artist, uses nails and thread to create portraits of prominent local and foreign figures.
Kilometer-long queue for rap TV show casting call
Thousands of mostly young people queued up for hours in Saigon to audition for Rap Viet, a reality show that seeks to unearth talented rappers.
Former Hanoi drug addict recalls 20-year road to rehab
Le Trung Tuan successfully escaped the substance abuse trap and established a rehab center, helping hundreds of others rebuild their lives.
Saigon exhibition spreads positivity amid pandemic distress
A painting exhibition in Saigon by four artists shows how people have been brought closer to one another by the once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
German, Vietnamese artists perform reconnecting music with live concerts
The Goethe Institute is organizing a series of live concerts in Hanoi and Frankfurt as a “ReConnect” initiative amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Celebrities rock headscarves
Vietnamese celebrities have taken to the silk headscarf look, a trend that rocked the fashion world decades ago.
Fire hazard stalks Vietnam’s tube houses
With only one exit and inadequate safety standards, Vietnam’s so-called ‘tube houses’ pose a severe fire risk to their occupants.
Hanoi fashion show showcases the cosmopolitan ao dai
‘Our Ao Dai,’ a fashion show held at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi will present cosmopolitan versions of the ao dai, Vietnam’s traditional attire.
Vietnamese students adjust to pandemic times in the US
Xuan Quynh was thrown into the proverbial deep end on arrival in the U.S. last August, coming into frequent contact with seriously ill patients including those with Covid-19.
Man with 86-cm nails unable to get fingerprints scanned for new ID
A man in northern Nam Dinh Province has been told to come back later for a new ID card after his long nails prevented officials from scanning his fingerprints.
Fashion pioneer first Vietnamese fashionista to receive top Italian honor
Le Thi Quynh Trang has become the first Vietnamese fashionista to be awarded Knighthood of the Order of Merit of the Star of Italy.
Vietnamese blockbuster going to cinemas in Singapore, Malaysia
After shattering box office records in Vietnam, ‘Bo Gia’ (Old Father) is set to hit screens in Singapore and Malaysia on April 22.
Blackpink member shows off colorful plumage with Cong Tri skirt
South Korea singer Rosé has worn a colorful premium organza high-low skirt decorated with dyed ostrich feathers, a Cong Tri creation, in her latest music video.
Hanging garden of Hanoi
A house in Hanoi embraces its owners’ love of nature with a big second-floor garden, creating a barrier between the living space and alter.
Hoi An house remains unchanged for three centuries
Hoi An’s much admired Tan Ky Old House has retained its architectural features for almost three centuries.
Old at heart Vietnamese youth plan early retirement in nursing homes
While many elders are still undecided about transitioning into a nursing home, some young people are already making plans to move in, sooner than later.
Laid low by pandemic, tourism workers down but not out
Tourism sector dependents have had to undergo the tribulations of survival amid Covid-19 impacts, but many remain doggedly optimistic about the future.
Female celebs add new blood to menswear
Kitted out in suits, tapered pants, and sneakers, many Vietnamese female celebrities are beating their male counterparts in the fashion game.
Woman trafficked to China finds way back home after 30 years
A 43-year-old trafficking victim has reunited with her family and spent the past one year relearning Vietnamese and taking care of her elderly parents.
A peek inside century-old Hanoi house
A French-style mansion in Hanoi built by an aunt of Vietnam’s last king has stood for 110 years with its original architecture almost intact.
A banker banks on magic to perform a balancing act
Ngo Duc Duy, director of a credit institution, balances career and passion by performing high-skilled magic shows on weekends.
‘Vietnamese strength’ turns student into an international teacher
A desire to help the Vietnamese diaspora learn their mother tongue has turned a student into a teacher with students from many countries.
With fiery resolve, Phu Yen woman rises from the ashes
Without warning, her husband doused her and himself with gasoline and clicked the lighter. Certain she would die, she rushed to save her kids.
Putting parents in old people’s homes still troubling for Vietnamese
Many people are unable to take care of their old parents, but cannot countenance sending them to retirement homes either since it is tantamount to abandoning them.
Hanoi watering holes attract huge crowds on reopening day
Hundreds of young people flocked to Hanoi’s Ta Hien Street on Tuesday to drink and hang out with friends, as bars, karaoke parlors and dance clubs reopened.
Tasers, guns, protests: Vietnamese diaspora respond to American anti-Asian violence
Shocked, scared and angry, the Vietnamese diaspora in the U.S. are taking measures to protect themselves and raising their voices against anti-Asian violence.
Vietnamese horror movie to be shown across Asia
Le Van Kiet’s ‘Bong De’ (The Ancestral), which has attracted the attention of international movie distributors, is set for theatrical releases in a dozen Asian markets.