Ho Chi Minh City’s Hilarious Side

heads upStand-up comedy is sweeping Vietnam’s largest city, often called Saigon, with locals braving open-mic nights in the city’s hippest cafes and bars. Uy Le, above right, is among the local comedians making stand-up comedy a new tradition in Ho Chi Minh City.Credit…Justin Mott for The New York TimesVietnam’s largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City,…

Radar Points to a Long-Lost Black Cemetery in Tampa

“We feel as though our ancestors are coming back and talking to us,” said a member of a historical committee that is investigating the discovery of about 145 coffins at a high school. Ground-penetrating radar was used to search the site of King High School in Tampa, Fla. Evidence of about 145 coffins was found…

How Russia Meddles Abroad for Profit: Cash, Trolls and a Cult Leader

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — The Russians were hard to miss. They appeared suddenly last year in Madagascar’s traffic-snarled capital, carrying backpacks stuffed with cash and campaign swag decorated with the name of Madagascar’s president.It was one of Russia’s most overt attempts at election interference to date. Working from their headquarters in a resort hotel, the Russians…