Cover Photo: A man begins to put a duck on a skewer in the Eden Center. Behind him to his left, a row of roasted ducks with the head still attached hands. Another man on the right looks on at the duck the man is handling.
Photograph by Joe Benjamin/Flickr

Finding Eden and Myself in a Vietnamese Shopping Center

There, as I walk in a sea of Vietnamese people, I know I stand out.


Based in Arlington, Virginia, Kim O'Connell writes about history, nature, culture, design, and food, and especially enjoys when those things intersect. Bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Ladies Home Journal, Atlas Obscura, and other national and regional publications.