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  • December 7, 2014 • Glimpses, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1714

    On Bahn Mi and Blood Cashews

    By Rachel Brown and Anna Russo Human Rights Watch calls them “blood cashews,” because the Vietnamese cashew processing industry raises so many ethical qualms. The world’s largest exporter of cashews, Vietnam exported approximately...

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  • December 7, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 900

    Taste Test

    By Hayley Byrnes On a street corner in Hanoi is a café that people call Cong. The door into Cong is dark under the shade of a ripped awning. Both are the same shade of military green. On the door is a square plank spray-painted red with a...

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  • December 6, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 823

    Along the Shoreline

    By J.R. Reed When visitors travel down the city of Da Nang’s newly-paved, four-lane boulevard, Vo Nguyen Gian Drive, some say they feel as though they are moving between two disparate nations. On the left side of the road, one can see a...

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  • December 6, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1347

    Bound to Shackles

    By Josh Feng A rusty old metal chair stood in front of an analog TV, perched below a single hanging lamp. A small swarm of mosquitos surrounded the light, trapped by the curtains drawn on the sides of this makeshift theatre. On the humming...

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  • December 6, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 925

    What We Needed in Hue

    By Elizabeth Villarreal Despite its current role as New Haven’s “Sister City,” Hue, Vietnam first came to the attention of the American public under dark circumstances. The “Imperial City,” with its ancient citadel and grand...

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  • December 6, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1171

    The Blue Houses of Da Nang

    By Chareeni Kurukulasuriya We pass rows and rows of identical blue-concrete buildings; the tin sheets that jut out from each roof cast a shadow on the cracked pavement below. Finally, the motorcycle we are trailing in our car comes to a...

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  • December 5, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1132

    Endangered is the New Black

    By Jade Harvey There is a new special ingredient fizzing in the wine glasses of the status-conscious Vietnamese elite. It is said to dull hangovers, increase male sexual performance, and even cure cancer. It is part of a high-demand trend...

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  • December 5, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1916

    Vietnam Rocks

    By Isabelle Taft It’s hard to be a metalhead in Vietnam. Your parents want you to focus on your job. Your friends think Linkin’ Park is the greatest rock band on earth. Your government is afraid you’ll incite some kind of mass...

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  • December 5, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 2972

    The Wife Market

    By Caroline Wray “Vietnamese single ladies are not only pretty and nicely slim, but their faithfulness to their husbands makes them even more attractive.” So promises Rosebrides.com’s “Vietnamese Brides” webpage, a website where...

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  • December 5, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 968

    Uncle Ho’s Family Business

    By Skyler Inman In August of last year, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung signed a decree that had been a long time coming: the country needed young people to study Communist thought, and it was now going to offer them money to do...

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