Most Critical October 2011

1. What Happened in September 2011: Some News and Events

Contributor Julie Nguyễn offers a critical recap of Tháng 9 or September news and events in the general interest of a Vietnamese American. She most likely missed a few things, Vietnamese and not, so if you come across something you think should be shared with the readers, please send them to Julie via this email: ngujle [at] gmail [dot] com. …(read more)

2. It takes a circus: Xiec Lang Toi, Part III

This is the story of how three men became a circus that became a village. In the third and last installment …(read more)

3. What Happened in August 2011: Some News and Events

Although we’re still in the beta phase of this new site, we’ll publish new content periodically. Now it’s September, Tháng …(read more)

4. For a Bag of Coffee (Giá của một gói cà phê)

Vietnam is simultaneously a major exporter of coffee (2nd largest in the world) and a primary source country for trafficked …(read more)

5. Ed Kashi’s "The Leaves Keep Falling"

  Ed Kashi’s new documentary short, “The Leaves Keep Falling”, produced and edited by Julie Winokur of Talking Eyes Media, …(read more)

6. It takes a circus: Xiec Lang Toi, Part I

Who doesn’t love a circus? With a three-part series, diaCRITICS’ guest France correspondent Ly Lan Dill takes us to the …(read more)

7. It takes a circus: Xiec Lang Toi, Part II

From one man’s a dream to a village of a circus.  In the second part of the series on the …(read more)

8. Marvelous Metaphors: Vietnamese American Art in Orange County

Here’s an announcement about a terrific art show on display in Orange County, California, at the Vietnamese American Arts and …(read more)

9. DVAN Holiday Fundraiser!

Diacritics is the blog of the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN, dvanonline.com). Join us on December 10th in San Francisco …(read more)

10. Thanhha Lai wins National Book Award

Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out and Back Again won the National Book Award, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the …(read more)