Monthly Archives: December 2010

Editor’s Picks: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Top Ten Most Critical

I had this idea for a blog on Vietnamese/diasporic arts, culture, and politics sometime in the early spring of this year. I knew it...

Editor’s Picks: Julie Thi Underhill’s Top Ten Most Critical

As a co-managing editor, I am fortunate to have deep exposure to amazing ideas and visions and critiques via this blog—so it's difficult to...

Editor’s Picks: Bảo Nguyễn’s Top Ten Most Critical

I hadn't read more than 5 posts on this blog before we (editors) were asked to do a top ten list.  After all, it...

diaCRITICIZE: On motherland (re)turns

As I typed "This is the second editor's note for diaCRITICS, which we've decided to call diaCRITICIZE: The Stuff Vietnamese People Like," I began to have some heart palpitations, within a sense of ambivalence. What if I am not "Vietnamese" enough to be talking about Stuff Vietnamese People Like?

What’s in a name? On food names, full names & Vietnamese names

Do you enjoy reading diaCRITICS? Then please consider subscribing! A while back I was listening to NPR and a brief story came on about using aliases...

The Stupid Go Volunteer. The Smart Sit Criticizing.

Please do me a favor, before we proceed with this post, by looking at the following picture and delaying your political interpretation. For I...