Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Opening a Can of…Open Secrets: Bên thắng cuộc

Some of you might be aware of the publication of Bên thắng cuộc (The Winning Side), a two-volume book by Huy Duc, a well-known former...

Huy Duc’s The Winning Side: ‘old wine in a new bottle’?

Huy Duc has described his book, "The Winning Side", as “a true history of Vietnam,” of which has earned praises for being an “honest book” with...

Why I Write: Huy Đức, author of Bên Thắng Cuộc (The Winning Side)

Huy Đức is a longtime Vietnamese journalist and army veteran whose groundbreaking book, Bên Thắng Cuộc (The Winning Side), has made quite a splash. The book...

The Need to Be Less Cynical: Thuy Linh on Contemporary Vietnamese Cinema

Do you believe Vietnamese filmmakers have run out of ideas for new films? A critical analysis brought to you by Thuy Linh of Thanh Nien News,...

June 2013 News and Events

June 2013 news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. It’s time for our second subscriber drive. We’re looking for 100...

Postcard from the End of America: San Jose

 Our very own diaCRITIC, Linh Dinh, has been traveling to various parts of America for his project Postcards from the End of America, a compilation...

Hard Sell or Hard to Sell: Thuy Linh on Contemporary Vietnamese Cinema

Some Vietnamese filmmakers simply try too hard to sell the stories to their audiences, but just how far do they go? A critical analysis...

Top Ten Most Critical of May 2013

The Top Ten most read posts of May 2013 on diaCRITICS. Read your favorites again. Or discover something you overlooked. Here are the posts that...

Anvi Hoàng: Vấn nạn cái tên tiếng Việt | Dilemma of a Vietnamese Name

Identity oscillations are in various places, sometimes as inconspicuous as the accent marks in Vietnamese language. In this bilingual post, Anvi Hoàng muses on...

What Happened in May 2013: Some News and Events

What happened in May 2013: news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. It’s time for our second subscriber drive. We’re...