Monthly Archives: January, 2017

Bài Ngợi Ca Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Viết Bởi Một Người Mỹ Gốc Việt (Phần 1)

Nhân kỷ niệm bốn mươi năm ngày “Sài Gòn sụp đổ,” ZM Quỳnh viết một lời ngợi ca dành cho Nguyễn Ngọc Loan. Trong loạt bài gồm hai phần này, Quỳnh đặt ra những câu hỏi then chốt: Có phải những anh hùng của chúng ta đã bị phủ nhận?

The Films of Vu Pham @ NW Film Center – Jan 26th, 2017

The films of Vu Pham are not comfort food. They are not pleasing or fun or reassuring or even inspiring, if you abide by any of the common definitions associated with those words. Rather, I would call his films uncompromising, unapologetic, honest, perhaps also unabashed: much like the personality and creative vision informing them.

John Vu :: Việt Nam Renovating Dreams

John Vu's latest book, Việt Nam Renovating Dreams, combines essays and photography to capture the Vietnamese diasporic experience.Việt Nam Renovating Dreams A first of its...

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Vietnam—and Today

Martin Luther King, Jr., is best known for his speech “I Have a Dream.” Relatively few people know of his speech “Beyond Vietnam,” delivered on April 4, 1967, one year before he was assassinated. It is a prophetic, unsettling, and radical speech that still resonates today.


We start off 2017 -- and Year #2 of OUT OF THE MARGINS (!) -- with emerging writer Rachel Dinh's essay-portrait of a mother...

Memory Matters: Karín Aguilar-San Juan Reviews ‘Body Counts’

Reviewed by Karín Aguilar-San Juan. In Body Counts, Professor Yen Le Espiritu accomplishes the task of a lifetime: to put her own life into sociological and historical context without making herself the center of the story. Using the intellectual frame of “critical refugee studies” this book examines the Vietnam War from a Vietnamese refugee perspective.