Late Night with Seth Meyers

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen sits down with Seth Meyers to talk about his refugee experience. In part 2 of this interview, he explains the difference between refugees and immigrants and the fears Americans have of them. Part 1: Part 2: Do you enjoy reading diaCRITICS? Then please consider subscribing! Please take the time to rate this post (above) and …(read more)

The People Make the Peace

The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement is a new collection of reflections and analyses of the …(read more)

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Vietnam

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. He’s remembered in the United States mostly for his “I Have a Dream” …(read more)

Terror in Little Saigon

On November 3rd, PBS will be airing “Terror in Little Saigon”, an investigative report on the unresolved events that inspired several …(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)

Jade Hidle: “Fresh off the Boat” at the 15th Annual SDAFF

What is your reaction when you hear the phrase “fresh off the boat”? When someone dismissed my mother for being …(read more)

Luke Nguyễn Tại Việt Nam: Ẩm Thực Việt Vươn Ra Thế Giới

Nguyễn Thanh Việt bàn luận về sô nấu ăn của Luke Nguyễn trên TV và các món ăn Việt Nam anh nấu. For the original English version of this article, click here. …(read more)

Jade Hidle: Top Chef Serves Up “Authentic” Vietnamese Food

Because cuisines are embedded within cultural identities, the question of “authenticity” and “authority” in creating Vietnamese food is a complex …(read more)

True Laws? (thoughts on selling "Vietnamese-ness" in America)

I have struggled with how to use these tools – the endeavor of making art and the paradox of trying …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE: The Stuff Vietnamese People Like

Do you enjoy reading diaCRITICS? Then please consider subscribing! Hello. This is the first editor’s note for diaCRITICS, which we’ve decided …(read more)

Nikita, a show for the “postfeminist era?”

Along my commute on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, there’s an enormous billboard featuring Nikita’s Maggie Q; she’s wearing …(read more)

Maggie Q: A New Nikita

Action flicks are my junk food– you name the genre: superhero, martial arts, fantasy, sci-fi and of course, SPY.  When …(read more)

Luke Nguyen in Viet Nam: Vietnamese Cuisine Goes Global

Do you enjoy reading diaCRITICS? Then please consider subscribing! Vietnamese cuisine continues its slow ascent onto the gourmet charts. First we …(read more)