Monthly Archives: November, 2015

Jade Hidle Reviews Quan Barry’s She Weeps Each Time You’re Born

diaCRITIC Jade Hidle reviews Quan Barry's fiction debut, She Weeps Each Time You're Born, a novel that merges together Vietnamese history, magical realism, and heaps of dream-like imagery.

Natalie Porter bình luận tác phẩm Sài Gòn vùng giáp ranh: Những câu chuyện ngoài rìa

Qua một góc nhìn mới mẻ về trải nghiệm đô thị hóa của cư dân ở rìa thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, tác giả Erik Harms khám phá những “giao lộ nhập nhằng” giữa sự hình thành của những không gian cụ thể và mang tính biểu tượng, với những quan niệm của người Việt Nam về không gian xã hội, về mối quan hệ giữa nông thôn và thành thị và về hai khái niệm “nội thành” và “ngoại thành.”

Out of the Margins – “Iowa” (An Essay)

In the late summer of 1995 I arrived in Iowa City via Greyhound bus, toting one backpack and a guitar I could barely play, and I quickly found a room to rent in a house on the outskirts of town. A big white farmhouse set at the edge of cornfields and soybean fields, as I was told by the farmer and his wife who owned it, had been moved from another location just a few miles away.

Tony Nguyen: A Chance for Truth in Little Saigon

Tony Nguyen, director of Enforcing the Silence, responds to criticism of FRONTLINE and ProPublica's new documentary investigating the murders of Vietnamese-American journalists, Terror in Little Saigon....

Unprotected by Assimilation: Lessons from the Case of Duy Ngo

When I began reading that a White House petition had collected 100,000 signatures — many of them reportedly Chinese names — in defense of Peter Liang, a cop who shot and killed an unarmed Black man during a patrol of a housing project in New York, I was perplexed. Why were so many Asian people defending an officer who wrongfully killed a Black man?

October 2015 News and Events

What happened in October 2015: socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Vietnam and to the Vietnamese diaspora. ") are the opinion...

Subscriber Drive! Win First Edition of The Sympathizer

It’s time for our third subscriber drive. We’re looking for 100 new subscribers for diaCRITICS, and we’ll be giving away a signed first edition of...

The First International Southeast Asian Film Festival: Nov 2015

In the past decade, we have seen a renaissance of artistic production by Southeast Asians that addresses our condition outside of the confines of mass-market big-ticket rat-a-tat-tat film. And for the first time, a film festival dedicated to Southeast Asians has made its appearance at a major city and a major venue.

Linh Dinh: Our Refugee Future

  Linh Dinh reflects on the current refugee crisis, refugee movements of the past, and how we should accept our inevitable 'refugee future'.  During the current refugee...