Monthly archives: February, 2017

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen is a new voice for Vietnamese here

Viet Thanh Nguyen is on the kind of roll any author might envy. “The Sympathizer,” his 2015 debut novel, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Last year his nonfiction work, “Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War,” was a finalist for the National Book Award. Now comes a short story collection titled “The …

‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

There is no doubt a musical is going to be interesting when its opening number, titled “Prologue: A Warning to the Audience,” literally advises its audience that they are about to see something so ghastly, they may want to bail. However, aside from the so-called warning, the multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to …

Is housing market correction on the horizon?

You are on notice that there are inflection points in the housing market that may cause a downturn. Consider the following: 1) The Mortgage Bankers Association recently announced for the fourth quarter of 2016 California’s mortgage delinquency rate weighed in at 3.2 percent. The national rate was worse at 4.8 percent. And, the national delinquency …