LOS ANGELES — Desk jockeys in eye-wateringly tight spandex will blur the line between fantasy and reality this week as they invade San Diego for the world’s largest celebration of pop culture fandom. The 49th Comic-Con International will revel in movies, TV and - yes - comic books, as fans in pitch-perfect monster, alien and manga costumes swelter in the southern Californian heat over five surreal days. Where fandom abounds, controversy is never far behind. And the big bone of contention this year is Disney’s decision not to bring its Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to Comic-Con, despite a record-breaking year with Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. "It’s going to be an interesting year this year," said SyFy Wire editor-in-chief Adam Swiderski in a video preview of the Wednesday to Sunday get-together at the city’s harborfront convention centre. "A lot of the big players like ’Marvel,’ ’Star … [Read more...] about Get your geek on: 130,000 head for San Diego Comic-Con
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I’m comforted at this time of year by the trustworthy weather reports of Da Nang’s most famous weatherman, Kit Davidson. Funny yet informative, Kit has a reassuring knack of telling us the weather won’t be terrible for long. Even if the gale outside threatens to smash my garden to pieces, his cheerful analysis of the weather is some of my favorite Facebook reading. I’m comforted at this time of year by the trustworthy weather reports of Da Nang’s most famous weatherman, Kit Davidson. Funny yet informative, Kit has a reassuring knack of telling us the weather won’t be terrible for long. Even if the gale outside threatens to smash my garden to pieces, his cheerful analysis of the weather is some of my favorite Facebook reading. It’s weird. Even though we get nearly 10 months of sunshine in tropical Vietnam, at this time of year I spend my time wishing I was somewhere less gloomy and moody. Wander into any expat bar and you’ll see expats … [Read more...] about It’s not cold…pfft!
My Van to appear on L’Officiel The first runner-up of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2012 contest Kha My Van will appear on French fashion magazine L’Officiel. Van has been chosen after competing with hundreds of international models in Milan, Italy. L’Officiel is a French fashion magazine which has been published in Paris since 1921 and targets upper-income, educated women aged 25 to 49. In 2006, it had a circulation of 101,719. A men’s edition of L’Officiel, L’Officiel Hommes, and many foreign editions are also published. The complete name of the magazine is "L’Officiel de la couture et de la mode de Paris". Van began her career as a professional model in Milan, Italy in January 2015. She was chosen to appear on the Italian Vogue-a world’s leading fashion magazine and in the latest collections of some famous fashion brands, including Elisabetta Franchi and Label2. Van is scheduled to come back to Vietnam in early April. She … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment News 19/3
European Music Festival 2014 Highlights this Week 01 - 06 Dec 2014 Hanoi: 22 Nov - 05 Dec 2014 Youth Theater 11 Ngo Thi Nham Str, Hanoi - HCMC: 24 Nov - 05 Dec 2014 HCMC Conservatory of Music 112 Nguyen Du str., Dist. 1, HCMC The Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam and seven Embassies of European Union Member States and European Cultural Centers are delighted to present the 13th edition of the European Music Festival in Vietnam. The European Music Festival 2014 will showcase well-known talented musicians and singers from Austria, Wallonia-Brussels (Belgium), France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden as well as a guest band from Vietnam. With a total of sixteen concerts in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the festival offers Vietnamese audiences the prospect of experiencing different genres of music, including jazz, classic, contemporary and Vietnamese traditional music. The festival will kick off in Hanoi on 22 November and in Ho Chi Minh City on 24 November and run … [Read more...] about Highlights for the week Dec. 1-6
Exhibition "Everything is Golden" by Michelle Wise Opening: Thu 29 Oct 2015, 6 pm Exhibition: 29 Oct - 12 Nov 2015 Spacebar Cafe 15/76 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho Dist, Hanoi Join us for the opening of "EVERYTHING IS GOLDEN", a selection of paintings and contemporary lacquer by Michelle Wise. "EVERYTHING IS GOLDEN" is a series of works developed out of Wise's personal interest in using colours and simple geometric shapes to explore how spatial and color relationships have the power to evoke emotional responses. Inspired by non-objective abstract expressionists such as Joseph Albas and Mark Rothkoe and drawing on Vietnamese and other Asian cultural artistic traditions, this series utilizes lacquer work and gold leaf in contemporary ways. Her work thematically focuses on shape and form within these media; eliciting a sense of spiritualism while avoiding reference to religious iconography. Born in 1975, Michelle comes from Whanganui, New Zealand. She hitchhiked out of town with nothing … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON OCTOBER 15-31 (DAILY UPDATE)