Diacriticize: The Editor’s Note

The Helicopter and the Pilot: Contemplating April 30th

I had several ambitions for an April 30th post. I had thought of crowd-sourcing responses, maybe via facebook, and asking various Vietnamese diasporic writers a question the answers to which I imagined sourcing into a single multi-voiced post. I thought of asking a question like “how do we move forward while still honoring the past?” or a “what lies beyond (the …(read more)

On Writing Vietnamese in English: Vi Khi Nao on “Between the Covers”

‘…Vietnamese is a very poetic language, it’s incredibly beautiful. It’s so tender…’ What does one’s language sound like when it …(read more)

Editor’s Note: 2018 ///\/\/// Beyond

Notes: 2018 + Beyond Author: Dao Strom   Shortly before taking on this editorship, I spent two months at an …(read more)

Lessons Vietnamese Fathers Learn From Their Children

This op-ed essay by diaCRITICS publisher Viet Thanh Nguyen is a reprint from The NYT Opinion section on Jan. 20, …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE: “Vietnam” is a 7-Letter Word

Image from the artist Dinh Q. Lê’s installation “Crossing the Farther Shore”, exhibited at Rice Gallery in Houston, TX in …(read more)

April 30

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen offers some thoughts on April 30.  Today is what many Vietnamese in the diaspora call …(read more)

BÀN VỀ VIỆC LÀ/ KHÔNG LÀ NGƯỜI VIỆT NAM

“Là người Việt Nam” nghĩa là gì? Tổng Biên Tập trang diaCRITICS Nguyễn Thanh Việt cho rằng có lẽ đã …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE: Off The Mark—Wahlberg #CrimingWhileWhite

The past several days has hosted a veritable media explosion (of sorts) after “Marky Mark” Wahlberg’s appeal for an official …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE: On Ferguson

Michael Eric Dyson’s “Where Do We Go after Ferguson?” made diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen think about how hard it is to …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE: My Black April

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the significance of “Black April,” or what the South Vietnamese in exile call the …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE — You Didn’t Kill Us All, You Know — Part Two

In this exclusive new diaCRITICIZE, Julie Thi Underhill offers an in-depth introduction to the sometimes fraught relationship between Chăm Americans and Vietnamese Americans. …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE — You Didn’t Kill Us All, You Know — Part One

In this exclusive new diaCRITICIZE, Julie Thi Underhill offers an in-depth introduction to the sometimes fraught relationship between Chăm Americans …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE: My Black April

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the significance of “Black April,” or what the South Vietnamese in exile call the …(read more)