Most Critical October 2010

1. Việt Lê: ‘boy bang’ at Java Gallery in Phnom Penh

– Exhibition opening with special guest band Cartoon Emo: Thursday, November 4, 2010 6pm exhibition opening & 7:30pm concert FREE Artist talk: 5:30pm Sunday, November 7 Java Gallery – 56 Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Việt Lê, a conceptual artist currently living in Phnom Penh, will be presenting his first solo show in the Kingdom of Wonder, boy bang, at Java Gallery in November 2010. The boy bang/ …(read more)

2. Trần Anh Hùng’s ‘Norwegian Wood’: A Preview

Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood concerns a young university student’s encounters with love, death, and loss in 1960s Japan, as he …(read more)

3. Vietnam The World Tour: The Propeller Group

As a lot of the posts on this blog have mentioned, Viet Nam, the Vietnamese, and the Vietnamese diaspora shouldn’t …(read more)

4. A Review of Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth

diaCRITICS will periodically have guest blogs. Here’s one from Stephen Sohn, professor of English at Stanford University, where he is completing …(read more)

5. Empowerment or Exploitation? Sexuality in Để Mai Tính

diaCRITICS will periodically have guest blogs. Here’s one about the sexual politics of Để Mai Tính/Fool for Love from Lee Ngo, …(read more)

6. The Education of a Vietnamese American Writer

diaCRITICS will periodically post blogs from other places. Here’s a guest blog from Andrew Lam, for those of who might have …(read more)

7. A Second Review of Linh Dinh’s Love Like Hate

Ever-reliable guest blogger Stephen Sohn gives diaCRITICS its second review of Linh Dinh’s Love Like Hate (Seven Stories Press, 2010). …(read more)

8. Thao Nguyen Music Video directed by Glee’s head cheerleader

Giving the organization, Oxfam America,  exclusive world premiere rights Thao Nguyen releases her new music video for  “Body” off her …(read more)

9. Effective instability: A Review of Hoa Nguyen’s Hecate Lochia

diaCRITICS will periodically have guest blogs. Here’s one from Stephen Sohn, professor of English at Stanford University, where he is completing …(read more)

10. Experimental Vietnamese Music

So who says that Vietnamese music is all about sad songs and Trinh Cong Son and cai luong and Linda …(read more)