Yearly Archives: 2012

lê thị diễm thúy’s ‘Tear the Pages Out: Fragments from the Gangster Tour’

diaCRITICS occasionally features guest blogs and reprints. This essay by lê thị diễm thúy originally appeared at Powells Books, as a feature to accompany her...

Quyen Truong on ‘Art-Smart’ — Art, Education, and Social Justice

Here diaCRITICS reprints Quyen Truong's guest blog post on being Art-Smart, her contribution on the role of art in one artist's life. As she explains,...

Jade Hidle: The New Reign of Nah Nguyen, Saigonese Rap Royalty

diaCRITIC Jade Hidle reviews the new album of Saigon rapper Nah Nguyen. With Vietrap No1tuLoveR, Nah Nguyen makes his U.S. debut.  His different kind...

The Education of Aimee Phan: On the Importance of Book Covers

diaCRITICS has the special opportunity to gain insight into the Vietnamese American writer's workings.  Aimee Phan, author of short story collection We Should Never Meet (2004)...

An Open Letter To Yelp Reviewers of Vietnamese Restaurants

diaCRITICS will periodically have guest blogs. Dave Lieberman wrote this post in June 2011 for Stick A Fork In It at OCWeekly. His impassioned list...

Xuân Này Con Không Về – I Won’t Be Home for Spring (New Year)

Sonny Le, previously featured in his piece about his journey from Viet Nam and 25 Hawkins Road, now shares his feelings, thoughts about being a...

Anvi Hoàng Reports: First Vietnamese Opera in the United States | Vở opera Việt Nam đầu tiên trên đất Mỹ

Most Vietnamese are familiar with the story of Quan Âm Thị Kính, a thousand-year-old Vietnamese folk tale, and the Buddhist chanting  Nam Mô A...

Jade Hidle: A Meditation on the Mixed-Race Politics of My Homegirl Maggie Q

diaCRITICS has talked about actress Maggie Q in a review about Nikita and reading Nikita as a postfeminist show.  Here, Jade Hidle takes up...

Saigon America, a photo essay series on Vietnamese American life

Earlier last year, diaCRITICS featured Eric Nguyen's review on the up and coming Vietnamese American poet Ocean Vuong's chapbook of poetry, Burnings.  Vuong was...

Obituary: Dr. Boitran Huynh-Beattie (1957-2012)

Dr. Boitran Huynh-Beattie, a leading Vietnamese art historian and guest writer for diaCRITICS, has passed away. diaCRITIC Nora Taylor contributes this obituary. I am sad...