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Literature icon releases book comprising selected stories

  Writer Nguyễn Huy Thiệp is one among most influential author of the country. Photo zingnews.vn HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Huy Thiệp, one of the most influential Vietnamese contemporary writers, has released a special publication to mark his 70th birthday. The book comprises 42 short stories throughout his career, many of which have been translated into English and published abroad such as The ... Read More »

Trần Văn Khê Foundation to be launched

  Late Professor Trần Văn Khê, a legendary musicologist, writer and teacher, as well as talented performer of Vietnamese music, devoted his life to introduce Vietnamese music to the world. — Photo courtesy of the HCM City National Museum  HCM CITY — A group of cultural researchers and artists in HCM City plan to launch the Trần Văn Khê Foundation, a non-profit ... Read More »

Book collection honours children's author

  Võ Quảng – Life of Verse and Prose, compiled by the author’s son, Châu Tấn. — Photo courtesy of Kim Đồng Publishing House HÀ NỘI — Kim Đồng Publishing House has released a book collection with novels, poetry, short stories and literary studies to mark the 100th anniversary of Võ Quảng (1920-2007) who was a children’s writer. The collection comprises ... Read More »

Netflix to showcase Vietnamese artist Sơn Tùng M-TP to a global audience

Netflix and M-TP Entertainment are teaming up to bring Sơn Tùng M-TP: Sky Tour Movie to the service on September 2, streaming Việt Nam’s first-ever musical documentary to viewers in 190 countries worldwide. —  Photo Netflix  HCM CITY — Netflix and M-TP Entertainment are teaming up to bring Sơn Tùng M-TP: Sky Tour Movie to the service on September 2, streaming ... Read More »

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ director will be taking your questions

  Peter Ramsey, the first black director to ever win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, will be the next guest at the PreVIEW Conference on August 29. — Photo Karen Civil Facebook HOLLYWOOD — Peter Ramsey, one of the directors of the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, will be the next guest at the PreVIEW Conference on ... Read More »

Veteran actor passes away, aged 90

  Veteran actor Trần Phương, who starred in Việt Nam’s classic film Vợ Chồng A Phủ (A Phủ and His Wife), passed away on Wednesday in Hà Nội, aged 90. Photo kenh14.vn HÀ NỘI — Actor Trần Phương, who played the main role in Việt Nam’s classic film Vợ Chồng A Phủ (A Phủ and His Wife), passed away on Wednesday in Hà Nội, aged ... Read More »

Photo contest on Vietnamese pandemic-fighting spirit launched

  The poster of Kiên Cường Việt Nam – Resilient Vietnam photo contest. It is open for all including both professional and amateur photographers until September 30. — Photo Vietnam Public Relations Network Facebook HÀ NỘI — A photo contest that aims to spread the impressive images of Vietnamese people in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic has been launched. Organised by Vietnam Public ... Read More »

Book shows Vietnam in 19th century through lens of French photographer

  Notre Dame Cathedral in HCM City, taken by French photographer Pierre Dieulefils (1862 – 1937). HÀ NỘI – A recently published book featuring monochrome photos taken by French photographer Pierre Dieulefils (1862-1937) sheds light on Việt Nam in the late 19th century. Through his lens, readers can see how significant architecture and beauty spots changed. While Huế Royal Citadel and the ... Read More »

HCM City approves 155-year-old flagpole renovation

  The Thủ Ngữ flagpole, a 155-year-old relic on the Sài Gòn riverfront. — Photo plo.vn HCM CITY — The HCM City People’s Committee has approved the Department of Urban Planning and Architecture’s proposal to renovate the Thủ Ngữ flagpole, a 155-year-old relic on the Sài Gòn riverfront. The renovation, which will include essential maintenance work for the flagpole and a revamp of the ... Read More »

Timid restart for US cinemas

  Unhinged is the first film to gross over $1 million in the US and Canada in a single weekend since March. — Photo Unhinged Movie Facebook NEW YORK — The United States had its first real weekend back at the movies with the reopening of theatre heavyweights AMC and Regal – but film fans made only a timid return in ... Read More »