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Collectors’ Series: Collecting Contemporary Art In Vietnam

The most extraordinary recent accomplishment to emerge from Vietnam’s creative community is Phan Thao Nguyen’s clinching of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Signature...

Thai Hoa The Dissatisfied Million Dollar Actor

The Vietnamese actor Thai Hoa is famous for playing hapless heroes. Despite his unconventional leading-man looks, and the occasional box-office misstep, the prolific star...
House on the hill

Nguyen Qui Duc Built A Storybook House On A Hill

In his search for an escape from Hanoi’s summer heat waves, journalist and restaurant owner Nguyen Qui Duc bought a plot of land in...
The Box Collective

Vietnamese Digital Artist Crazy Monkey Blends Video, VR, And Design

Vietnamese digital artist and video whiz Le Thanh Tung is also known as Crazy Monkey. Part of his job is to program and mix—in...

Viet Film Fest Presents The Best Vietnamese Films Of 2018

California’s Viet Film Fest is a showcase for films by and about Vietnamese people shot anywhere in the world. This year Viet Film Fest have...
Bi To

Vietnamese Makeup Artist Bi To On Modern Looks and Gender

Bi To is a Vietnamese makeup artist who also works part-time as a catwalk coach and a clothing stylist. He’s worked with models featured...
Lac Lost

Nguyen Son Tung On How Slow Travel Inspires His Street Photography

From Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, the Internet is home to stories of college dropout successes. But who would leave a blossoming career to...

Ngot’s Lead Singer Vu Dinh Trong Thang On How To Be...

It’s a gloomy Saturday afternoon in Saigon. We’ve arranged to meet Vu Dinh Trong Thang, the lead singer and guitarist of Vietnamese indie-pop band...
Joe Chikamori

Architect Joe Chikamori On Award-Winning Design And Electronic Music

Japanese architect Joe Chikamori opened his first studio next to the surfers’ beach of Shichirigahama, an hour outside of Tokyo. So he named his...

Charlie Nguyen In Five Films According To The Vietnamese Director

Charlie Nguyen is a former college indie filmmaker who kickstarted the Vietnamese film industry with his 2007 martial arts epic “The Rebel.” “There were...