| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Is there anything more annoying than the friend who corrects your pronunciation of pho, insisting that you call the Vietnamese beef noodle soup "fuh" instead of "foe" – that girl who rolls her eyes at the idea of a restaurant called "9021Pho?"...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
America is 46 years removed from the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, a series of battles that solidified public sentiment against that war. Much of the American media portrayed Tet as an enemy victory. I differ.
In November of 1967, I moved my battalion to...
| Feb 14, 2014
Every unhappy family, Tolstoy tells us in the first line of "Anna Karenina," is unhappy in its own way. Maybe so. But as Bich Minh Nguyen suggests in her new novel "Pioneer Girl," set in the western suburbs of Chicago, certain kinds of unhappiness...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:37 AM
McDonald's is opening its first restaurant in Vietnam today with a partner with strong ties to the Chicago area: Henry Nguyen, a private equity investor with a medical degree and MBA from Northwestern University.
Nguyen, who worked at the world's...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:05 PM
At last, they marched.
On Saturday, dozens of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants marched in the annual Tet parade in Little Saigon. The rainbow flag, a distinctive symbol of gay pride, fluttered alongside emblems of California, the United...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:31 AM
By Stephanie Nebehay
GENEVA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Western countries on Wednesday
denounced Vietnam's jailing of bloggers and curbs on the
Internet and called on its Communist government to respect basic
freedoms of worship and expression.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:36 PM
The colorful Tet festival is going mainstream, moving beyond the borders of bustling Little Saigon to a sprawling county fairgrounds where it is expected to attract thousands who never ventured into the Vietnamese American district.
Nora Simmons is...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade.
The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Vividly annotating one of the most haunting images of the Vietnam War, that of dozens of South Vietnamese struggling to climb the steps to a rooftop helicopter as Saigon fell, Rory Kennedy's "Last Days in Vietnam" combines astonishing footage from April...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:26 PM
She was beaten and stomped to death in the early morning hours outside a Santa Ana nightclub amid a group of fellow Vietnamese Americans.
Some of her friends may have seen who knocked the 23-year-old Huntington Beach woman to the ground or who kicked...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:58 PM
Organizers of the largest Tet festival in the U.S. — an event long linked with Garden Grove — began marketing their new venue Thursday, hoping to lure more immigrants and vendors to the festival's new home at the Orange County fairgrounds in...