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Hong Chau’s Elsa Sticks To “The Menu,” a Dark Comedy about Consumption and Capitalism

In the film "The Menu," actor Hong Chau is a maitre d' dedicated to carrying out the dark intentions of the chef, played by Ralph Fiennes....

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Funeral Rites and My Understanding of Death

In Vietnamese culture, death is never the end of love and remembrance. One writer explores how her tradition of celebration, ancestral worship, and altars have...

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The Vietnamese Creation Myth: Looking to Southeast Asia for Inspiration

Growing up, I looked to Western mythology as inspiration for fantasy and stories. In the United States, there always seems to be a fixation on European...

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