Anvi Hoàng’s travelog: In meditation in Đà Lạt: Một thoáng tĩnh

The search for childhood memory is a tricky journey. Anvi has tried more than one time and eventually found her …(read more)

Anvi Hoàng bàn/reviews The Tale of Lady Thị Kính by P.Q. Phan

Anvi Hoàng has been writing about this opera, The Tale of Lady Thị Kính, for two years. Here are some …(read more)

Jade Hidle: Vietnamese German Philipp Rösler and Transnational Adoption

Born in Vietnam but raised in Germany by his adoptive parents, Philipp Rösler is now a powerful political figure in contemporary …(read more)

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 …(read more)

Anvi Hoàng: Mở màn vở opera Chuyện Bà Thị Kính | Premiere of The Tale of Lady Thị Kính

If you want to hear the Buddhist chanting of Nam Mô A Di Đà Phật performed by Americans on large …(read more)

Anvi Hoàng: Tiếng bồi kiểu mới | New version of ‘me no say English’

Creation of new identity expression is great, but tricky. Maybe more so for bilingual speakers. Here is a case in …(read more)

Anvi Hoàng: Làm nghệ thuật như Thanh-Hải making art in Huế

If you are familiar with Nhà Sàn Studio in Hà Nội or Sàn Art in Sài Gòn, don’t miss out …(read more)

Jade Hidle: 2013 San Diego Asian Film Festival

From short films to documentaries, diaCritic Jade Hiddle presents an in-depth review of the films featured in the 2013 San …(read more)

Jade Hidle: On the Road in Vietnamese America—Washington, D.C.

diaCRITIC Jade Hidle takes us on the road from Little Saigon and Southern California all across to DC and the …(read more)

Anvi Hoàng: Nổi giận đúng không bao giờ muộn | The Right Kind of Rage

Cross-cultural encounters can be an experience fascinating, exotic, interesting, frustrating, and anything else in between. Here, not so different from …(read more)

Anvi Hoàng: Vấn nạn cái tên tiếng Việt | Dilemma of a Vietnamese Name

Identity oscillations are in various places, sometimes as inconspicuous as the accent marks in Vietnamese language. In this bilingual post, …(read more)

Anvi Hoàng: 8 Điều Hay Về Instant Noodle | 8 Things I Love About Instant Noodle

Cảnh trong phim Instant Noodle, đạo diễn Nguyễn Trọng Khoa – Hình từ trang web của ViFF / A scene …(read more)

Jade Hidle: Phật Bà Meets Ricki the Raindrop

From a reflection on being Vietnamese and spiritual, diaCRITIC Jade Hidle remembers her childhood relationship with Phật Bà, the Vietnamese …(read more)