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Sports Digest: Quidditch

Sports Digest: Quidditch

From the sidelines, Harry Hodge sizes up Vietnam’s month in sports

PéPé La Poule

PéPé La Poule

Fusion cuisine? It’s a designation that has many a chef running for the hills. But as our mystery diner can attest, at Pepe La Poule it is the name of the culinary game. Photos by Julie Vola ...

Temple Club

Temple Club

Alongside Cuc Gach Quan and May Cloud, Temple Club is one of the best places to take visitors when one wants to show them the grandeur of old-time Saigon. ...

Hanoi House

Hanoi House

One of the amazing things about Hanoi is that even after you’ve been living here for a couple of years and begin to feel like you know everything, someone can show you a hidden gem that’s been under your nose the entire time. ...

Men Get Ready!

Men Get Ready!

I love this month because it’s my sister’s birthday. I hate this month because it also means International Women’s Day on the 8th.

Recalling Hanoi: Part 11

Recalling Hanoi: Part 11

Landscape is entangled with history and people’s lives. No matter how young we are or what social position we have, we all have stories to tell.The book I am working on, Recalling Hanoi, is my vision of Hanoi, a tapestry weaved out of portraits, pe...

InterContinental Asiana Saigon

InterContinental Asiana Saigon

When hitting the buffet, I have a method. A light plate at first; some sushi, some charcuterie, maybe some oysters. Some coffee somewhere in there. No Bloody Mary yet. ...

Freestylers

Freestylers

 

The Freestylers will perform live at The Hi-Fi on Friday Apr. 16.


Having rocked dancefloors around the world since the glory days of electronic music back in the mid-90s, this veteran British collective are past masters at building up a heady groove. More old-school hip hop, electro and ragga than big-beat techno (though they're often pigeon-holed that way), the Freestylers were formed by the trio of Matt Cantor, Aston Harvey and Andrew Galea. All three were British b-boys back in the day, and were heavily involved in Britain's dance scene by the late 1980s, both as DJs and producers. Era defining hits included Drop the Boom, a dancefloor smash on both sides of the Atlantic in 1997, Here We Go and Don’t Stop.

The success of the latter two hits gave the guys, now minus Galea who left in 1997, a platform to break the US, and their album We Rock Hard went on to sell over 150,000 stateside. Their growing prominence brought them to the attention of some of the biggest names in hip hop and they were asked to remix tracks by legends of the genre such as Afrika Bambaataa and the Jungle Brothers. The next few years saw the boys going from strength to strength. They mixed the big beat compilation album FSUK 2 and a Radio 1 Essential Mix featuring artists as diverse as Public Enemy and The Fall.

 

The Hi-Fi, 2nd Floor, 69 Dong Khoi, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City

 

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The Best Street Food of Vietnam: The South

The Best Street Food of Vietnam: The South

Vietnam has well over 100 street food dishes, most of them dreamt up locally, with a smattering coming from overseas. But which of these dishes are quintessentially Vietnamese? And which dishes are the true originals?

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Recently debuting on the American lit scene with her Vietnamese ghost story collection, The Frangipani Hotel, Violet Kupersmith has been pondering the afterlife since forever. In her first published story since her debut, Violet shares a tale of life in the afterlife

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Some Like it Hot

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