Sunday, October 20, 2019


praCh Ly performs ‘Dalama,’ perhaps for the last time

Near the intersection of Anaheim and Martin Luther King, where one must maneuver through narrow, slurry streets, sits the Phnom Pich Center plaza, once home to a specialty Cambodian karaoke store, where a kid from Long Beach listened to older neighbors speak their personal horror stories, eventually turning them into rap songs.

White Building Documentary Garners Global Awards, Praise for Young Cambodian Filmmaker

After premiering earlier this year, “Last Night I Saw You Smiling” picked up NETPAC Award for best Asian film in February at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It won the Special Jury Award for International Documentary Feature at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in May.

‘Cambodian Culture Festival’ to take place in Ansan during Chuseok

Cambodian residents in Ansan, a Gyeonggi Province city known for its large foreign population, are planning to organize a cultural festival this weekend in time for Chuseok, one of the biggest traditional holidays in Korea, officials said Thursday.

Cambodia town film festival explores days before, during and after the...

Rap music, “thug life,” mental health, refugee struggles and heritage protection are among the subjects explored during the seventh-annual Cambodia Town Film Festival (CTFF), which takes over the Art Theatre in Long Beach this weekend with new studio and independent features, documentaries, foreign features, short films, animated shorts, and a rereleased classic.

Alan Lightman’s ‘Three Flames’ examines the long shadow of Cambodia’s civil...

True confession: Novels with do-gooder intentions make me wary.

America’s ‘hottest new play’ is ready to rock Pittsburgh

“The hottest play in America” comes to Pittsburgh when “Cambodian Rock Band” opens City Theatre’s 45th season this week.

Playwright Nurtures Spoken Theater to Its Social Role

Sopheak Soung is among the few Cambodian playwrights who are working to keep one of Cambodia’s oldest art forms, “Lakhorn Niyeay,” alive.

How to visit Cambodia in absolute luxury

The GQ guide travelled to Cambodia: Asia's secret gem. Here's where to stay, where to visit and what to eat while you're holidaying.

Seeking Authentic Cambodian Food? West End’s Kamp Fire Has Your Fix

This past week on the edge of the West End, Dallas got a new restaurant specializing 100 percent in Cambodian food.

How Cambodia’s 1st all-male, gay dance company is preserving tradition

In 2015, artist Prumsodun Ok formed Cambodia’s first all-male and gay-identified Khmer dance company -- in his living room.

Al’s Tacos a SoCal favourite freshly made from scratch in Cambodia

Al's Tacos, the popular blue and yellow colour-schemed eatery on Boeung Keng Kang 1’s Street 278, serves as a beacon calling passersby to drop in for a taste of SoCal – Southern California.

Overlooked LB: Fried fish, handmade goodies at Riverside Supermarket

Each time we see a notification that another Overlooked LB submission has landed in the Hi-lo’s inbox we feel giddy.

Cambodian Masked Dance Comes to DC

The near extinct masked dance of Lakhon Khol was on display recently, thousands of miles away from its birthplace in Cambodia. A group of devoted amateurs brought the ancient dance to the Washington metropolitan. VOA Khmer's Chetra Chap reports.

East Texan authors book on escaping Khmer Rouge

An East Texas man has published a book on his harrowing time as a prisoner of a brutal totalitarian regime in southeast Asia.

‘Sacrifice by Fire’: The first translation of ‘Holocaust’ into Cambodia’s Khmer...

A Cambodian translator has coined a new Khmer term for the word “Holocaust” for use in new Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) publications, including her Khmer-language translation of a memoir by a Holocaust survivor that was released in Phnom Penh on 19 July 2019.

Kathryn, Alden in Cambodia for ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ premiere

Star Cinema's OFW drama “Hello, Love, Goodbye” made its debut in Cambodian cinemas on Sunday, with lead stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards flying to the Southeast Asian nation for the premiere.

Delectable, homemade Burmese cuisine a rare treat in Phnom Penh

Irrawaddy, Phnom Penh’s lone Burmese restaurant, is a feast for the senses that locals may not be familiar with.

Beijing horticultural expo holds “Cambodia Day”

Visitors tour the Cambodia Garden during the "Cambodia Day" event at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 31, 2019.

Guidebook for Chinese citizens to travel in Cambodia launched in Phnom...

Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian (5th L), the Cambodian Tourism Ministry's undersecretary of state Hor Sarun (6th L) and other guests attend the launching ceremony for a guidebook for Chinese citizens to travel in Cambodia at Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug. 28, 2019.

Beyond Angkor Wat: The Other Side of Siem Reap, Cambodia

The last time I visited Siem Reap, about ten years ago, there was pretty much one thing to do: the famous temples of Angkor Wat (which were even then feeling the strain of overtourism).