Most Critical March 2011

1. diaCRITICIZE: on (not) being Vietnamese

What does it mean to be Vietnamese? diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen says maybe it’s time to ask another question. [before we begin: have you heard about our subscriber drive? win an iPod and other prizes!] Tet passed recently, and Vietnamese holidays always make me think about what it means to be Vietnamese, or not Vietnamese. I’m less interested in the …(read more)

2. Generation Trauma: a different kind of war story

The stories we hear and the stories we tell shape who we are.  There are those full of sorrow and …(read more)

3. Jade Hidle: Responding to Alexandra Wallace’s “Asians in the Library”?

Did you hear about Alexandra Wallace?  Whether you did or not, diaCRITIC Jade Hidle opens up a discussion about two …(read more)

4. Subscriber Drive! Win Prizes for New Readers

It’s time for our first subscriber drive. We’re looking for 100 new subscribers for diaCRITICS, and we’ll be giving away …(read more)

5. We want something from you. What do you want from diaCRITICS?

[before we begin: have you heard about our subscriber drive? win an iPod and other prizes!] diaCRITICS wants some good writers. …(read more)

6. A Thousand Pictures Tells a (Epic) Story: Interviewing GB Tran

How to write with pictures and draw with words: GB Tran accomplishes this in his graphic novel, VIETNAMERICA: A Family’s …(read more)

7. An Interview with Dinh Q. Le, Prince Claus Award Recipient

From war machines to art: Installation artist Dinh Q. Le talks about helicopters, bicycles and contemporary art in Vietnam in …(read more)

8. Fundraiser for Japan: Artist Diem Chau Raffles Her Work

Artist Diem Chau is raising funds for the Japanese Red Cross Society. For $10 a raffle ticket, you get a …(read more)

9. A Review: Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu’s The Beautiful Generation

Fashion, design . . . and critique? Catherine A. Traywick reviews Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu’s The Beautiful Generation, which offers a …(read more)

10. Shock and Terror!: A Review of James Nguyen’s ‘Birdemic’

“Don’t try looking up Birdemic in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention!” This warning comes from diaCRITIC Michelle Ton, a graduate …(read more)