Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Review of “Lost in Paradise”

Eric Nguyen presents an in-depth review of the Vũ Ngọc Đãng's film Lost in Paradise and the reason why it rises above the "gay film" genre: it...

Cam Vu Reviews Bich Minh Nguyen’s “Short Girls”

Using Vietnamese height – or its lack -- as the explicit metaphor for Vietnamese experience in the US, Bich Minh Nguyen’s debut novel Short...

Vietnamese Americans, Exposed to Agent Orange, Suffer in Silence

Research shows that despite suffering from higher rates of cancers tied to Agent Orange exposure, many Vietnamese Americans have not demanded redress for harm caused...
2013

Top Ten News Events of 2013

Top Ten News Events of 2013 relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. Okay, so I kinda cheated and there are more...

Cuộc thi viết Phan Đại / Đại Phan Prize for Best Essay About Vietnam

diaCRITICS is now hosting an annual prize for the purpose of promoting more awareness of Vietnamese cultural identity. Essays can be submitted in either English or...

Vu Pham, Filmmaker – “My Brother”

The long shadows of inherited cultural trauma. The ghosts of past violence, un-remembered yet still felt. Lost/surprise siblings and scattered/absent parents. Being Vietnamese but managing somehow not to associate with many others of our kind: being outsiders.