Unidentified Floating Objects

Sculpture has long been the art form of the playful, and never more so than in the hands of Irish sculptor Donnacha Cahill. Douglas Pyper evaluates the mystery and enduring attraction of his work, Exploration III, which recently turned up in Hanoi’s West Lake.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Amrita Shetty meets a mother-daughter artistic duo whose paths in the world of lacquer, silk painting, academia and sketching are as similar as they are different. Photos by Francis Roux

Bloodsugar Politik in Saigon

Myanmar band Bloodsugar Politik impressed so much after their international debut at the ASEAN Music Festival in Hanoi in May that Saigon Sound System’s Craig Derbyshire has brought them back to Vietnam — this time to Saigon.

Flight of the Dragonflies

In the first installment of a three-part series on one of Vietnam’s premiere theatrical troupes, Karen Hewell pulls back the curtain on Dragonfly Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Dangerous Liaisons. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

The Marriage of Convenient

Of all the countries celebrating four decades of diplomatic ties with Vietnam this year, Japan may be the most significant. Derek Milroy probes further into the reasons why Japan is so keen to have Vietnam as a staunch ally and vice versa

Beaten Space Probe

Tokyo-based boogie boy Beaten Space Probe has opened for big name DJs like Greg Wilson, Dicky Trisco, and Craig Smith, piloted his own BSP digital imprint and taken the disco-deviance world by storm. On Jun 22, Sound Adventures gets Saigon’s hips swinging to his throwback beats at Vasco’s (74/7D Hai Ba Trung, Q1). Word caught up with the man behind the music before the big night.

Tet preparations are in full swing. Red and yellow can be seen on every street corner with the streets full of flowers and quaint and charming lanterns. The excitement of the Lunar New Year is upon us and the city feels different.

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