Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History: New Book From Phong Nguyen

At critical moments in world history, every political, spiritual, and cultural leader foresaw a different destiny. Columbus planned a Western sea route to Asia;...

Tiffany Chung’s “Fantasy Futurism”

What will Vietnam look like in 50 years? Tiffany Chung's artworks examines the complexity of urban development and transformation in developing and post-industrial cities....

Top Five Most Critical of January

It’s here! The Top Five most read posts of December on diaCRITICS! Read your favorites again or discover something you’ve overlooked. So, stay tuned...

Jade Hidle: Top Chef Serves Up “Authentic” Vietnamese Food

Because cuisines are embedded within cultural identities, the question of "authenticity" and "authority" in creating Vietnamese food is a complex one. diaCritic Jade Hidle...

February 2014 News and Events

What happened in February 2014: news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. It’s time for our second subscriber drive. We’re...

How To Be Famous: Pop Culture News from Vietnam and the Diaspora (December 2013)

In an age of Western-dominated pop culture acts, how does a Vietnamese celebrity become famous in the international, pop culture scene? Eric Nguyen explores pop culture news from Vietnam and the Diaspora to demonstrate how these individuals from the Vietnamese community have responded to the challenge of breaking the mold.