Monthly Archives: March 2015

JORA TRANG WINS IN OUR SUBSCRIBER DRIVE!

JORA TRANG WINS IN OUR SUBSCRIBER DRIVE! diaCRITICS wants to add 100 new subscribers! The 5th, 40th, 75th, and 100th subscribers (and those who referred them) get...

Sur Thích Quảng Đức, Bà Đặng Thị Kim Liêng et l’Auto-Immolation

As part of our effort to reach out to Francophone Vietnamese populations, we offer a translation of an English language article by diaCRITICS managing editor Julie Thi Underhill. She comments upon the practice of self-immolation and the political suicide of Tạ Phong Tần’s mother, Bà Đặng Thị Kim Liêng, before reprinting an article about the circumstances surrounding her July 2012 death.

A Review of ‘The Frangipani Hotel’ by Violet Kupersmith

Eric Nguyen gives an in-depth review of Violet Kupersmith's The Frangipani Hotel, a collection of contemporary short stories based on traditional Vietnamese folk tales....

Subscriber Drive! Win First Edition of The Sympathizer

It’s time for our third subscriber drive. We’re looking for 100 new subscribers for diaCRITICS, and we’ll be giving away a signed first edition of...

A Vietnamese Requiem: What and Why | Là gì và tại sao

Death means different things to different people. What is a requiem and how could it change the way one thinks about death? / Con người ta nghĩ về cái chết rất khác nhau. Một bài requiem là gì và tại sao nó có thể làm người ta thay đổi cách nhin về cái chết? Vui lòng đọc bài tiếng Việt bên dưới, sau bài tiếng Anh.

‘The Backstage Slap’: a rare gem in Vietnam’s film archive

  Thuy Linh is back with another review! This time she sorts through Vietnam's film archive and uncovers this rare gem: Cai tat sau canh ga or in...