Monthly Archives: May 2010

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day in small-town New England we clean the graves and decorate those of the old soldiers with the flag.  Since I moved...

A Life in Dreams

I never knew Tam Tran, but by all accounts, she was a young and vibrant activist, artist, and scholar whose lasting legacy among her...

Paradise and Prisons: New York Times on the Con Dao Islands

Vietnam is apparently going the way of Thailand. The New York Times wrote recently about the Con Dao Islands, once the site of horrific...

Meeting a Taxi Driver in N.Y. and Other Poems by Phan Nhiên Hạo

SPOTLIGHT ON PHAN NHIÊN HẠO The poems below by Phan Nhiên Hạo are “fueled by a mix of strife, hope, love, and futility." Phan Nhiên...

the war after the war

This post is going to be of a more personal nature... I spend my mornings (usually) trying to write. Lately, and as usual, I am...

Operation Greenlight

Cinema Symposium 5 (UCLA) I had the chance to take a peek into the world of Vietnamese Cinema this past weekend. The panel consisting of Danny...