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For the better part of four years, Air Force Maj. Gen. John Borling lived in a cell that was about 21/2 paces wide and 31/2 paces long. There were no windows and little ventilation, except for three small holes. One of the holes contained a naked light...
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
Tags: Arts, Museums, Frank Lloyd Wright, Spain, Philip Johnson
With a Vietnamese mother and an Irish American father, Eddie Borey has firsthand experience of what it's like to straddle two diverse cultures. In his world-premiere play “Christmas in Hanoi,” an East West Players production at the David Henry...
Nguyen Hoang Vi was knocked from her motorcycle in an accident she believes was no accident. The windows of a car she was riding in were smashed nine months later, gashing her arms, legs and face, she told activists. Last spring her passport was taken...
An American democracy activist accused of trying to overthrow the Vietnamese government was freed Wednesday and sent home to Southern California to rejoin his family, more than nine months after he was first detained in Saigon. The unexpected decision...
Tags: Vietnam, Trials, Justice System, Corruption, Southeast Asia
Re "Buried history in Hanoi," Opinion, Jan. 20 My wife and I just returned from Hanoi, my first visit since serving as a battalion surgeon in the Marines during the war. We stayed at the Metropole hotel, which Op-Ed article writer Tom Hayden visited...
Out beyond the swank poolside bar at Hanoi's Metropole hotel, which I visited last month, a gated entrance opens onto a dark set of stairs. At the bottom is a dank and musty bomb shelter, and, for those who can read Vietnamese, a sign in golden...
Fourteen activists were convicted of subversion Wednesday in Vietnam and sentenced to up to 13 years in prison, in an unusually large case centering on their alleged ties to a banned democracy group. Vietnamese state media reported that the dissidents...
Cal ThomasHANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism. Today,...
The eldest sibling in Vietnam's most enduring singing family, Duy Quang was known for holding audiences enthralled as he boomed out the ballads of yesteryear, many penned by his father, Pham Duy, who knew how to tug at a listener's heart with songs...
I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...
L.A. NOWThe poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics....
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