Most Critical February 2013

1. Anvi Hoàng & Tết 2013 ở Mỹ: Vietnamese American Intellectuals on Tết in the USA

There is no Tết without reflection. In this bilingual post, Anvi Hoàng introduces and translates into Vietnamese a supper-mini collection of Tết memories as your “food for thought” for Giao Thừa (Lunar New Year’s Eve). SCROLL DOWN for the English part; it comes after the Vietnamese. Included here are reflections on Tết from Nhi T. Lieu, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thuy Vo …(read more)

2. What Happened in January 2013: Some News and Events

What happened in January 2013: news and events relating to Vietnamese at home and in the diaspora. Okay, folks, after …(read more)

3. Dream of An Audience: Volunteer for the Vietnamese International Film Festival

Khanh Ho is writing the first Vietnamese American Detective novel with a Vietnamese American Detective written by a Vietnamese American. …(read more)

4. Jade Hidle: An Interview with Artist Dustin Nguyen

Recently diaCRITIC Jade Hidle met and interviewed artist Dustin Nguyen at the San Diego Comic-Con International, the biggest annual convention in …(read more)

5. War is for the Living — Opening Reception in N.Y.C. on February 14

Chuong-Dai Vo’s co-curated exhibit, War is for the Living, seems conceptually brilliant and long overdue. In critical engagement with war …(read more)

6. Linh Dinh — Those Laboring Days

How often does one remember a former boss, their assault weaponry, their potential flashbacks to Nam—yet still somehow linger longest …(read more)

7. Jade Hidle Reviews Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology

diaCRITIC Jade Hidle reviews Shattered:  The Asian American Comics Anthology, compiled by the same team of Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow, …(read more)

8. $1000 more to publish DVAN book on Southeast Asian Women’s Art and Lit

The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN, our parent organization) needs your support to publish its anthology of Southeast Asian Women …(read more)

9. Anguli Ma: A Gothic Tale (by Chi Vu): A Review

Author and songwriter Dao Strom reviews Anguli Ma: A Gothic Tale by Chi Vu and finds the novella raises some …(read more)

10. Top Ten Most Critical of January 2013 and a New Most Critical Post of All Time

The Top Ten most read posts of January 2013 on diaCRITICS, and a NEW NUMBER ONE POST OF ALL TIME. …(read more)