Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Lady Borton

The honorific "Bà" or "Lady" has been bestowed upon some of Vietnam's greatest women from warriors like Hai Bà Trưng and Bà Triệu to...

Reflections on the Vietnamese Ketchup, Rooster Brand Sriracha

diaCRITICS France coorespondant Ly Lan Dill starts thinking about the red sauce and about her identity as Vietnamese. A lovely piece on a super...

the stories of a girl (những câu chuyện của một cô gái)

DiaCRITIC Nhu Tien Lu Reports on girls and trafficking in Viet Nam. For the past three weeks, I’ve been living and working at Pacific Links’...

Thanhha Lai wins National Book Award

Thanhha Lai's Inside Out and Back Again won the National Book Award, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the United States. Inside Out and...

Michele Janette’s ‘My Viet’—A Review by Isabelle Thuy Pelaud

Two groundbreaking books on Vietnamese American literature released in one year!? Here DVAN founder Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, author of This Is All I Choose To Tell:...

Learn Vietnamese

For every reason to learn a language -let's just say Vietnamese for example-, there is a corresponding method.  Some learn for work, some learn...

Monthly Surprise: Five Voices from the Vietnamese Diaspora

Every month we do a Monthly Surprise by hitting the Surprise Me button on the home page and seeing what comes up from our...

An Interview with Bao Phi

Bao Phi strikes again! The spoken word artist and poet graces diaCRITICS yet again with Kim-An Lieberman's interview, speaking about how he sings the...

Help Linh Dinh! Postcards from the End of America

Linh Dinh, diaCRITIC and acclaimed fiction writer and poet, has a project on poverty and photography in the United States. Now he needs your...

October’s Most Critical Posts

Every month we list the Top Ten Most Critical Posts, which are the ones published in that month that have gotten the most hits....