| May 8, 2011
My husband, Robin, son Kai and I lived in Vietnam for a little more than two years. At first we found all the sounds of Ho Chi Minh City charming. Then annoying, as motorcycle engines, bus horns, loud karaoke music and construction noise erupted...
| May 5, 2011
What started off 17 months ago as a modest banh mi stand inside the West Loop's French Market has become one of the city's most interesting Vietnamese restaurants.
Saigon Sisters may have been born from a sandwich shop (which still operates in the French...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam
April 30th marked the 36th anniversary of the final U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. Last Men Out recreates that harrowing 24-hour period in dramatic,...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Heads turn at the bustling My Thuan Market on Westminster Boulevard in nearby Little Saigon as we take our seats one recent morning by the dim sum counter.
People are noticing the person I'm with, Carol Kim, but keeping a respectful distance. Sometimes...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Shortly before his death in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was worried about how he would come across to young voters at the 1964 Democratic Convention.
"What is it that we can [do to] make them decide that they want to vote for us, Democrats and...
| Dec 30, 2011
Reading Lewis Sorley's scalding biography of Army Gen. William Westmoreland, "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam," is like watching a slow-motion replay of an oncoming train wreck.
The result of this collision is known: failure of the U.S....
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:37 PM
HO CHI MINH CITY -- A Vietnamese man is recovering in the intensive care unit Friday, a day after surgery that completely removed from his right leg a tumor twice his body weight, according to the hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
The growing tumor had...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:48 PM
A Vietnamese man is recovering in the intensive care unit Friday, a day after surgery that completely removed from his right leg a tumor twice his body weight, according to the hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
The growing tumor had rendered the patient,...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:45 AM
The Department of Defense Prisoner of War/ Missing Personnel Office announced Tuesday that the remains of a missing serviceman has been identified and will be returned to his family. Army Chief Warrant Officer George Howes, from Knox, Ind., went...
| Feb 16, 2012
989 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, (860) 953-1122
What’s it called -- in business-speak -- when you open up a new small enterprise right next to the establishment that’s likely to be your biggest competitor? You have to admire...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 1:59 PM
In the course of representing her hometown, the next Miss Fountain Valley may get her hands dirty. Or at least her shoes.
That's what Keeli Scott Lisack, the executive director of the city's first scholarship pageant in 21 years, remembers about her...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:53 PM
* * 1/2 Huong Viet
2014 Park St., Hartford, (860) 233-0888
Last year Lisa and I discovered Mini Saigon on Park Street in Hartford. We'd been looking for banh mi — the much-discussed Vietnamese grinders — and we found them right there in...