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Singer Cathy Nguyen featured in New York Times

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le thi diem thuy: the writer we are all looking for

I stumbled upon “The Gangster We Are All Looking For,” …(read more)

500 Voices & Asian Voice Radio

Last summer, I was again in Austin, Texas, attempting to …(read more)

The Scent of Green Papaya

As I sat through Tran Anh Hung’s 1993 film “The …(read more)

Outspoken: Poets of the Diaspora II, featuring Lan Tran

On April 24th, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network presented “Outspoken: …(read more)

Vietnamese Epic & The Budget Traveler

Kim Van Kieu is one of those stories that is …(read more)

Outspoken: Poets of the Diaspora II, featuring Trinh T. Minh-ha

On April 24th, the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network presented “Outspoken: …(read more)

Grunts vs. Gooks: Vietnam War Literature and Marlantes’ Matterhorn

I’ll admit it. I’m a Vietnam War junkie, ever since …(read more)

Where Are They Now?

John Ashcroft would be up in arms.  For if there’s …(read more)

Quick Links: Happy Belated "Deep Resentment Day"

Forget eating fried chicken in Ho Chi Minh City, what …(read more)

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day in small-town New England we clean the …(read more)

A Life in Dreams

I never knew Tam Tran, but by all accounts, she …(read more)