Most Critical June 2011

1. Memory without Pyrotechnics: Vu Tran’s Intervu, Part 1

In December 2010, diaCRITICS managing editor Julie Thi Underhill wrote her first diaCRITICIZE about her dilemmas regarding ‘authentic’ belonging as Vietnamese American of Cham-French and Euro-American descent. She centered her bond with her childhood friend V., who she left anonymous to protect his privacy, lest their middle school conversations haunt him. Two months later, diaCRITICS editor Viet Nguyen sent Julie …(read more)

2. “Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora”: A Book & Its Fundraiser

Art lovers everywhere, swoon! Here diaCRITICS managing editor Julie Thi Underhill features some beautiful and intense artworks, while telling the …(read more)

3. Comic Book Artist Thi Bui Battles GB Tran & Remembers Home

What happens when two Vietnamese American graphic artists get together? A battle to tell the story of the Vietnamese American …(read more)

4. Reading the American War: Tatjana Soli’s The Lotus Eaters

To experience history through the lens of combat photographers. Tatjana Soli’s novel The Lotus Eaters explores the trials of being a …(read more)

5. Memory without Pyrotechnics: Vu Tran’s Intervu, Part 2

In December 2010, diaCRITICS managing editor Julie Thi Underhill wrote her first diaCRITICIZE about her dilemmas regarding ‘authentic’ belonging as …(read more)

6. Nhi T. Lieu’s The American Dream in Vietnamese

Another new book on Vietnamese American culture! Check out Nhi T. Lieu’s groundbreaking book, available now.  [before we begin: have …(read more)

7. Nguyen Qui Duc: Vietnam Youth Organizing with Social Media

A dispute over the Spratly Islands spurs anti-Chinese protests in Viet Nam. Nguyen Qui Duc reports on video. [before we …(read more)

8. Isabelle Thuy Pelaud’s “This is All I Choose to Tell”: An Interview

On the radio program New America Now,  Andrew Lam recently interviewed Isabelle Thuy Pelaud about This is All I Choose to …(read more)

9. A Sensory Life: Andrew Lam interviews Monique Truong

Andrew Lam interviews Monique Truong about her novel Bitter in the Mouth. Listen to the interview here! [before we begin: …(read more)

10. Mộng Lan, Tangoing with Poetry

A look back to DVAN’s first major event, Vietnamese Poets of the Diaspora, which was apart of the International Poetry …(read more)