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[Illustrations] A Whimsical Collection of Vietnam's Most Iconic Architecture Styles in Pixel Form

Have you ever wondered what Vietnam would look like as the setting of a vintage RPG game?

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[Video] District 4's Cheerful Hẻm Painter Breathes Life Into Plaster

Saigon's countless narrow alleys and side streets tend to be rather uniform in appearance, making it difficult for newcomers to navigate the megacity we call home. Thanks to one older gentleman, howev...

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For the Love of Boney M: How a West German Disco Quartet Charmed Vietnam

“You’re gonna make me cry. That’s awesome,” Liz Mitchell exclaimed. Overwhelmed with disbelief, she covered her face and then clutched her black satin dress tightly. It was a rare moment of uplifting ...

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Vietnamese Painting Fetches Record Price at Paris Auction

Nguyen Nam Son’s silk painting 'Thon Nu Bac Ky' (Peasants of Tonkin) sold for 205,000 euros (more than VND 5.7 billion VND) which far exceeded its expected price of 35,000-50,000 euros.

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[Video] This Music Video Is a Quirky Homage to Go Lim Frontwoman Nga Nhi

For those familiar with Hanoi's independent music scene, the name Go Lim should ring a bell. During their fleeting single-year existence between 2011 and 2012, Go Lim was a breath of fresh air among t...

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After LGBT Content, China Now Bans Tattoos, Hip-Hop From National Media

On January 18th, famous Chinese rapper GAI (real name: 周延 Zhōu Yán) was abruptly removed from the reality TV show 歌手 (The Singer).

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The Facetious Gender Politics of Go Lim, Hanoi's Feminist Post-Punk Quintet

In an example of cruel irony, October 20 is when we celebrate annual Vietnam Women's Day, and also the anniversary of the passing of Mai Nga (commonly known as Nga Nhi), the lead singer of Go Lim – a ...

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Vietnam's 'Queen of Pop' My Tam Ranks 10th on Billboard Top World Albums List

Fans of My Tam, rejoice!

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An Unexpected Makeover of Hanoi's Old Quarter

In the spring of 2017, Scott Matt became a celebrity in Vietnam overnight. Known as ông Tây râu xồm (the Bearded Westerner), he appeared in news outlets and on various TV channels, all because he...

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[Video] Teh Dar Brings Central Highlands' Rhythm and Sound to Saigon

From the same team that brought us A O Show and Lang Toi, Teh Dar will take audiences on a trip to the mountain ranges of the Central Highlands.

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Collective Remembrance Project Delves Into Artists' Personal Connection to Saigon

In his comprehensive work The Past is a Foreign Country, American historian and geographer David Lowenthal contends that, even in spite of historical accounts, recollections and relics that contribute...

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On Creating Art With the Water From Saigon's Polluted Canals

A new art exhibition in Saigon looks at the relationship between humans and nature, as well as the importance of clean water in daily life.

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Exploring the Human Condition Through a Fusion of the Familiar and the Strange

In his most recent exhibition, "Paradise Lost", Hoi An-based artist Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong offers a menacing interpretation of day-to-day life. In a selection of seven works of art spanning multiple m...

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With E.P 2.0, Nhung Dua Tre Gives Voice to Hanoi's Youth

Ahead of the Saigon release of E.P 2.0 tonight, Hanoi-based rock band Nhung Dua Tre provides a glimpse into the inspiration behind their latest effort.

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Christie's Auctions Its First Made-in-Vietnam Lacquer Artwork in London

A handmade lacquer work designed by Tran Nu Yen Khe was part of an auction at Christie’s in London on Wednesday.

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New York Exhibition 'After Darkness' Brings Southeast Asian Art to Light

New York has finally started showing Southeast Asian artists the appreciation they deserve, greatly benefiting the featured, as well as those interested in cross-cultural exploration.

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[Photos] Local Designer Puts International Pop Divas on Retro Saigon Album Covers

Vietnam’s crop of sterling photo manipulators strike again with a retro makeover of today's chart-topping female artists.

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The Curious Recent Cases of Plagiarism in Vietnamese Art

Plagiarism not only runs rampant in Vietnam’s online creative industry, but also in more traditional art forms such as oil paintings and lacquer.

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[Video] There's Now a Mekong Delta-Style Remix of 'Despacito,' Because Why Not

Who would have thought that merging ‘Despacito’ with Vietnamese bolero influences would make a great Khmer-sounding hit?

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Popular EDM Duo The Chainsmokers to Play Saigon in September

Pop duo The Chainsmokers will perform in Saigon on September 14 as a part of the Asian leg of their “Memories…Do not open” world tour.

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