In his debut novel, David Joiner navigates the power imbalances between westerners living abroad and between westerners and Vietnamese — in love and friendship, in the consequences of war, and in the pursuit of dreams

For the next 10 issues, Word is presenting excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This work was written in 1964

For the next 11 issues, Word is presenting excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This work was written in 1964

Malls are a relatively new phenomenon in Vietnam — and unlike their dying cousins worldwide, they still see their glory days being ahead of them. But, Katie Jacobs asks, do they have the ingredients for lasting success?

For the next 12 issues, Word is presenting excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This work was written in 1964

It’s a common New Year’s resolution — go a month or so without drinking. Jon Aspin took on the challenge... sort of

Authenticity is a concern in today’s shopping environment. Well, Niko Savvas can tell his Prada from his Praduh, but subtler doubts have been eating away at his existential well-being...

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