Most Critical October 2012

1. What Happened in September 2012: Some News And Events

What happened in September 2012: news and events relating to Vietnamese in Vietnam and around the world. [before we begin: like diaCRITICS? why not subscribe? see the options to the right, via feedburner, email, and networked blogs] Alrighty, so you’ve been back at work and been making a difference and changing the world (or at least changed the workgroup printer’s …(read more)

2. French Perspectives on Contemporary Vietnamese Film, Art, and Writing

Two main centers of Vietnamese studies in France, the Insitut de Langues et Cultures Orientales (INALCO), and Paris 7 – …(read more)

3. Alter/Altar Exhibition showcasing five Vietnamese-American Artists

This exhibition at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Art Center brings together five contemporary Vietnamese-American artists who present, distort, alter …(read more)

4. love bang! SEXperimental Music Video!

Artist Viet Le gives diaCRITICS readers an inside look into his project love bang! Through his sexperimental art music video, …(read more)

5. Kim Thuy’s Ru: The First Vietnamese Canadian Novel

Guest author Vinh Nguyen follows up on Kim Thuy’s novel Ru, that had first appeared on diaCRITICS with a review …(read more)

6. Tiểu thuyết RU của nhà văn Kim Thúy: Quyển tiểu thuyết Việt Nam-Canada đầu tiên

Cây bút khách mời Nguyễn Vinh bình luận tiếp về tiểu thuyết Ru của nhà văn Kim Thúy. Quyển tiểu …(read more)

7. Khanh Ho: Confessions of a Vietnamese Mormon

Khanh Ho is a featured columnist interested in documenting all things forgotten:  the mental dust bunnies underneath the bookshelf of …(read more)

8. Review of Year of the Rabbit, Play about Viet Nam and Afghanistan

diaCRITICS editor Viet Nguyen reviews Year of the Rabbit, a play about the haunting effects of war on soldiers and …(read more)

9. Pedi on the Page—A Debut Book Launch

Same same, but different! diaCRITICS announces the debut of Ly Nguyen’s novella Same Same and a book launch on October …(read more)

10. Finding the Hidden Horror

Vietnamese filmmakers should quit blaming the censors and learn to make scary movies without relying only on blood and guts. …(read more)