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  • December 6, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 750

    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: 1267

    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: 1107

    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: 1048

    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: 1832

    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: 2802

    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: 921

    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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  • December 5, 2014 • Features, Letters from..., Print, Reporting Trips, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1329

    The Long Wall of Quang Ngai

    By Nitika Khaitan It’s a tiny blurb in my thick Lonely Planet, tucked away at the bottom of a page: “Built in 1819… stretching some 127 km through the hinterlands… reaching up to 4 meters in height… the wall was...

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  • November 2, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1030

    Held Up

    By Hannah Schwarz Kim Nguyen and Don Pham are stuck. Thousands of miles away from the United States, and they’re still bound by the country’s laws. Yes, they do have to file taxes in both countries, but that’s not what’s bothering...

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  • September 9, 2014 • Boundaries, Features, Print, Theme • Views: 1516

    Squatting Amsterdam: Reclaimed Spaces and Activist Communities

    By Karolina Ksiazek In the midst of my grocery shopping on a Saturday afternoon in Amsterdam, I wandered into a bookstore looking to find used novels in English. What I found instead was books about anarchy, inequality, and activism, and...

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