Monthly Archives: December, 2010

Editor’s Picks: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Top Ten Most Critical

I had this idea for a blog on Vietnamese/diasporic arts, culture, and politics sometime in the early spring of this year. I knew it...

Editor’s Picks: Julie Thi Underhill’s Top Ten Most Critical

As a co-managing editor, I am fortunate to have deep exposure to amazing ideas and visions and critiques via this blog—so it's difficult to...

Editor’s Picks: Bảo Nguyễn’s Top Ten Most Critical

I hadn't read more than 5 posts on this blog before we (editors) were asked to do a top ten list.  After all, it...

diaCRITICIZE: On motherland (re)turns

As I typed "This is the second editor's note for diaCRITICS, which we've decided to call diaCRITICIZE: The Stuff Vietnamese People Like," I began to have some heart palpitations, within a sense of ambivalence. What if I am not "Vietnamese" enough to be talking about Stuff Vietnamese People Like?

What’s in a name? On food names, full names & Vietnamese names

Do you enjoy reading diaCRITICS? Then please consider subscribing! A while back I was listening to NPR and a brief story came on about using aliases...

The Stupid Go Volunteer. The Smart Sit Criticizing.

Please do me a favor, before we proceed with this post, by looking at the following picture and delaying your political interpretation. For I...

DVAN’s Holiday Fundraiser: Buy a book, fund a new book

Time to have fun and do some good for the Vietnamese/diasporic art world...   So hopefully you all know that diaCRITICS is part of the Diasporic...

Democratic Kampuchea’s Genocide of the Chăm

In 2010, diaCRITICS managing editor Julie Thi Underhill wrote the following in-depth historical and photographic essay about the persecutions of the Cambodian Chăm under the...

Cham American Muslim, A Triple Minority?

At diaCRITICS, we center a cross-ethnic and transnational approach, as fifty-four ethnicities live within present-day Vietnam and as the Vietnamese diaspora has resettled on...

Kim Thuy’s Ru Wins Major Canadian Literary Prize

Do you enjoy reading diaCRITICS? Then please consider subscribing! While many of us in the U.S. were loading ourselves on food and familial matters, Lý Kim...