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  1. deep dives
    Watching Da 5 Bloods in SaigonNetflix subscribers in Vietnam describe their experiences watching Spike Lee’s latest movie about the American war.
  2. movie review
    Da 5 Bloods Is Spike Lee’s Agit-Prop Action MovieAs a stirring, deliriously referential treatise on race, American history, and black patriotism, it’s one of Lee’s greatest works.
  3. movies
    Spike Lee’s Forever WarHow the Vietnam War epic Da 5 Bloods became one of the most ambitious films of his career.
  4. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for Spike Lee’s Vietnam Vet Joint, Da 5 BloodsStreaming on June 12.
  5. controversies
    Malaysia the Latest Country to Ban Abominable Over Controversial MapVietnam and the Philippines have also rebuked the film for its depiction of China’s “nine-dash line” claiming much of the South China sea.
  6. The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years LaterRobert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
  7. select all
    Facebook Allegedly Helped Vietnamese Government Silence DissidentsA group of journalist and civil-rights activists penned an open letter to the company.
  8. climate change
    Bad Weather Now Set on Ruining Even Cheap CoffeeProblems with rain in Brazil and Vietnam are raising the price of robusta beans used in instant coffee.
  9. video feed
    Watch President Obama and Anthony Bourdain Slurp Noodles in VietnamThe meal will be featured on the next episode of Parts Unknown.
  10. Presidential Bites
    Bourdain and Obama Chilled Over Noodles and Beer in VietnamJust two guys hanging out.
  11. America Ends Longtime Arms Embargo Against VietnamObama says the move isn’t about countering Chinese influence in the region. (But it’s about countering Chinese influence in the region).
  12. roll clip!
    Revisit Morley Safer’s Seminal Reporting From the Vietnam WarIn August 1965.
  13. Phuc Dat Bich Is Beyond Tired of Getting Kicked Off FacebookIt’s his real name!
  14. Toward a Unified Theory of Joan DidionThere’s nothing to be ashamed of in loving Joan Didion, whether you’re a 20-something woman who’d wear Céline if she could afford it or a Gen X man in corduroys.
  15. Awful Things
    The High Demand for Cashews Is Crippling Harvesters in India and VietnamBad pay and poor working conditions are two of the issues.
  16. Catfishing
    This Restaurant Paid $16K for a 500-Pound Endangered CatfishIt took ten struggling men to haul the nearly extinct species inside.
  17. Coming Soon
    Jean-Francois Meteigner on Tour of Duty in VietnamThe La Cachette chef-owner will return to L.A. in a year to bring his French-Asian fusion to a small restaurant.
  18. Closings
    Chinatown’s Pho 75 Closed; Grill Fish Cafe OpensThough the Chinatown outpost of Pho 75 is closed, other area locations remain open.
  19. the donald
    Donald Trump’s Incomplete Vietnam ExplanationHe says he got lucky, but he didn’t mention that he also got a medical deferment.
  20. revolt like an egyptian
    Britain and France Send Military Advisers to Libyan Rebels, Remind Everyone of VietnamCould this be Britain’s Vietnam?
  21. Mediavore
    Calorie Commando Being Sentenced Today; Marine Tries to End Dog-EatingJuan Carlos Cruz plead guilty to solicitation of murder in a plot to kill his wife, while the practice of munching on canine meat has a strong new opponent.
  22. Mediavore
    Political Fast Food Fights Sweep California; Gordon Ramsay Sued By Father-In-LawGavin Newsom might repeal a happy meal ban in NorCal, while lobbyists fight a fast food moratorium in SoCal.
  23. Mediavore
    Drink Cheap or Die: Governor-Elect Tom Corbett Takes Aim at PLCB Price Hikes;Plus fire damages a historic Bucks County inn, and scientists discover a new species of lizard on restaurant menus in Vietnam, all in our morning news roundup.
  24. paladinosaur
    Carl Paladino’s Campaign Revises War RecordHe trained zero men while on active duty, not 250.
  25. education
    Mild-Mannered Non-Commando to Succeed Bob KerreyThe New School has a new president.
  26. Mediavore
    120-Proof Beer Emerges From Japan; Meat From Cloned Animals Hits EuropeanStart the Future sounds like a quick end to the night, while eating clones sounds like the future has already started.
  27. photo op
    Hillary Probably Feels Bad for Not Inviting Vietnam to Chelsea’s WeddingVietnam gave her a really nice and sparkly mosaic.
  28. early and awkward
    Another Candidate Jumps on the Lucrative Vietnam-Misrepresentation BandwagonAlabama’s candidate for governor is being criticized for a vague TV ad.
  29. early and awkward
    Richard Blumenthal’s Own Staffer Calls Him a Liar“He was lying to me face to face.”
  30. early and awkward
    Richard Blumenthal’s ‘Good Friend’ Throws Him Under the BusA fellow Connecticut pol vents to the ‘Times.’
  31. misrepresentin’
    Times: Blumenthal Misrepresented His Vietnam ServiceSenate hopeful received at least five military deferments.
  32. Mediavore
    Paula Deen Cancels Pantages Date; Sean Penn Charged in Brentwood Country MartA famously volatile actor pays for his post-lunch scuffle and a famously chirpy Southern chef will not make a stop in L.A.
  33. Chefs on tour
    Grace’s Neal Fraser Plans Tour Through ‘NamJoin an Iron Chef on a cycling tour from Hanoi to Saigon.
  34. Mediavore
    Paula Deen Plans Food for Jonas Brother’s Wedding; Bruce Willis Pushes SobieskiA celeb chef writes a menu for a celeb wedding and a Polish vodka gains a new U.S. pitchman and shareholder..
  35. Mediavore
    Villaraigosa Hands Out Turkeys; Locavores Learn To HuntThe city hold its 11th annual Thanksgiving dinner, while locavores learn to catch their own food.
  36. Menus
    Simon L.A. Cooks ‘Tiger Style’ on A New Hanoi MenuSimonLA honors Hanoi cuisine in a special menu inspired by Vietnam’s Metropole Hotel.
  37. Mediavore
    Rice Cakes Recalled; BPAs Are Not Banned in Baby BottlesA Gardena company is recalling its rice cakes, but BPAs will still be allowed in baby bottles.
  38. Mediavore
    Kraft Rebids For Cadbury, Faces Striking WorkersPlus: additional benefits from Omega-3s; Vietnam worries about domestic beer.
  39. Mediavore
    Sam Mason Hits IFC; Nervous Brewers in VietnamPlus: Chock Full o’Nuts returns to its roots, and the city aims to curb soda consumption, all in our morning news roundup.
  40. Sandwichland
    Bánh-UpsmanshipThe strangest turn yet in the bánh mì trend.
  41. Beef
    Will Prodigal McNally Brother Return?Rumor has it that Brian McNally may open a noodle shop in the city he just slammed.
  42. Tony Tony Tony
    Bourdain Is BackA sneak peek at the new season of ‘No Reservations.’
  43. early and often
    Obama Potentially Looking Even Less PatrioticThe voices of outrage face off against those pundits who can afford to defend Clark.
  44. intel
    The Spitzer Family to Vacation in Southeast AsiaAs legal clouds gather for Spitzer on the home front, he takes the whole family to find sunnier skies.
  45. early and often
    Karl Rove Gives John McCain the Reverse ‘Swift Boat’ TreatmentRove writes an editorial pointing out the problem in McCain’s presidential strategy: not enough people know how awesome he is!
  46. gossipmonger
    Amy Sacco Is Single AgainPaula Froelich sticks up for close friend
  47. in other news
    And It Will Become Necessary to Destroy the Country in Order to Save ItSorry, this has no New York connection and is outside our usual bailiwick and all that, but, still: How did this man get elected twice? Bush to Invoke Vietnam in Arguing Against Iraq Pullout [CNN] Related: Bush’s Iraq-Vietnam Parallel [The Lede/NYT]
  48. Neighborhood Watch
    Williamsburg: Subway Out, Silent H InConey Island : Having evicted and demolished the neighboring mini-golf course, Thor Equities neglects to renew the lease for beachside fave the Grill House. Where else are we supposed to get pretzels on hot dogs? [Gowanus Lounge] East Village: Just in time for the 50-plus-degree weather, a Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory alum has opened a haute creamery on Avenue B near 14th Street. [DailyCandy] Harlem: Gospel jazz comes to the Harlem Tea Room Friday night. Sure to be a wild evening. [Uptown Flavor] Midtown East: Local prisons and the United Nations share a controversial food supplier, Aramark. Also, you’re allowed to smoke in the U.N. dining room. [Gridskipper] West Village: Locals find a creative outlet to cope with fears of rat infestation: unchecked pun-making. [NewYorkology] Williamsburg: Controversial Subway franchise on Bedford now up for sale. Comes with free trapper hat. [Curbed] Vinh Nguyen fulfills his dream of bringing good Vietnamese to New York, helping people pronounce his name with the opening of Silent H. (His dream of serving alcohol, on the other hand … ) [i’m not sayin, i’m just sayin]
  49. Reading List: R.W. AppleThe death of R.W. Apple this morning, announced in an especially moving and candid Times obituary, hit us hard at Grub Street. In tribute, here are links to a few of our favorite Apple pieces from recent years.