“The Crossing” by Bảo Vương: The wisdom and light of dark haunted backgrounds

Every time I paint, I try to put myself in this position, through my mother's eyes and I imagine what she could see and feel.

“The Crossing” by Bảo Vương: The wisdom and light of dark haunted backgrounds

Every time I paint, I try to put myself in this position, through my mother's eyes and I imagine what she could see and feel.

Anam ~ a novel excerpt by André Dao

The entrance to the library is forbidding enough – the library’s six-storey wings run north and south of the tower like fortress walls – but once inside, through the pass card activated turnstiles, the Library opens itself up to the willing reader.

ÁCCENTEDiRL | Writers in Diaspora

When: 5:30 p.m. PST, Friday, May 14th, 2021 Where: Facebook Livestream The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) is collaborating with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American (APA)...

It is Saturday morning since Atlanta

It is Saturday morning, and I can’t stop thinking about gendered and racialized violence against women’s bodies.

Color Swatch 0945: Treasure Seeker

What does it mean, to survive? To be “too” aestheticized? To be considered exempt from injury (harmless, invisible, dispensable), yet at the same time to invite injury, due to the object one’s body supposedly represents?

APAHM Celebration | The Committed

When: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PST, Friday, May 7th, 2021 Where: Facebook Livestream In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage and History Month, Eastwind Books...

ÁCCENTEDiRL: “April 30th”

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) is collaborating with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American (APA) Center to host ÁCCENTEDiRL: Dialogues in Diaspora. This Spring...

field notes / from home

"What I mean by this is: I have since found or created community wherever I can. What I mean is: when the language of abolition revealed itself to me in an accessible way this past summer, I was ready for it."

Bottlenecks: My Mother’s Walks and Other Perils

Before the pandemic, my mother and I took walks. A temporary truce to our bickering, physical activity and fresh air made us better.

Take a Sip: “Coffee With BAO” Series

Join Bao's conversations with guests from the creative and business world and the stories behind their work.

Liberation/Fall

I’m helping my Dad write his memories of being a soldier in the Vietnam War. The project started years ago when I first interviewed him about his time with the Vietnamese Communists. Then he told me that he wanted to write down his memories himself.

In the Diaspora: April 2021

News from the Diaspora ►Vietnamese living in US say they are determined life will carry on News from Việt Nam ►Vietnam records surge in childhood obesity ►Scar...

Book Review: Seven of Infinities

Seven of Infinities is set in the Xuya Universe, an alternate future universe where Asian empires, including Đại Việt, won the space race and spread across the galaxies. In a quiet corner of Đại Việt’s empire hides Vân, a scholar who elects to spend her days tutoring a student rather than aspiring to pass the imperial exams due to secrets she divulges to no one.