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[Photos] Saigon Boulevard: The 9 Buildings You Miss in Saigon

Lys Bui is a Saigon-born illustrator who is currently living in New York.

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Saigoneer Bookshelf: Direct Routes to Whimsy in 'Ticket to Childhood'

Children can “hear the music and see the colors of letters on a page — magic portals to a wilderness without fixed meanings… all adults see are the neat rows of black lines, the building blocks of definitions,” according to the narrator in Ticket to Childhood. Nguyen Nhat Anh's book reminds readers how wonderful it was to see the world with such an imaginative vision.

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Amid Online Backlash, Production Company Pulls 'The Third Wife' From Theaters

After just four days in theaters, the award-winning movie The Third Wife (Nguoi Vo Ba) has stopped being screened in Vietnam due to an online controversy that’s gaining traction.

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Altars, Lucky Packets and Votive Dollars: Suboi's New Video Goes Back to Basics

Sleek? Inspiring? Sexy? Slick syllable-massaging? The newest video from Vietnam's rap queen delivers on all fronts.

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[Video] Hanoi Circus Acrobats Show Mesmerizing Moves in Short Film 'Sông Trăng'

Shimmering pig brains, karst-adjacent acrobatics, Hanoi flame-twirlers, "Why don't you embrace me like when we first met?"

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Saigoneer Podcast: Vietnam's Reading Culture and Another Viewpoint on Folk Wisdom

It's our 50th episode!

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Action Blockbuster 'Hai Phuong' Will Be Released on Netflix on May 22

Hai Phuong (Furie) follows a former gangster, played by Ngo Thanh Van, trying to save her kidnapped daughter.

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[Video] Saigon's Sneakerheads Kick It up a Notch in New Documentary

While relatively unknown in Vietnam, Nike's iconic Air Max sneakers are some of the most popular shoes in the world.

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Saigon Postcard No. 15: Birthright Balance

Navigating traffic with absurdly overburdened motorbikes comes as second nature to Saigoneers.

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Vietnam's Lacquer Masterpiece Damaged by Dish Soap During Cleaning

Nguyen Gia Tri's lacquer painting 'Vuon Xuan Trung Nam Bac' was named a national treasure by the Department of Cultural Heritage in 2013.

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[Video] Adorable Animated Short Captures the Life of a Tet Flower Farmer

For some, the true joys of Tết disappear before the actual holiday arrives.

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