Viet Thanh Nguyen

Editor’s Choice: Highlights from diaCRITICS 2012

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen picks his top ten posts of 2012.  [Do you enjoy reading diaCRITICS? Then please consider …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE: this is my rifle, this is my gun…

…this is for fighting, this is for fun. This is an article about the recent massacre of six Sikh Americans …(read more)

diaCRITICIZE: Viet Thanh Nguyen on the uses of rage and anger

What can one do with rage and anger? diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen on why it’s sometimes necessary to rant. [before we …(read more)

Editor’s Picks: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Top Ten Most Critical of 2011

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Top Ten Posts of the year 2011. A little over a year and a half …(read more)

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. …(read more)

Trịnh Công Sơn, Movie Star: A Review of Đất Khổ (Land of Sorrows)

I didn’t know Trinh Cong Son was in a movie until I saw Đất Khổ (Land of Sorrows). Filmed in 1971, …(read more)

Editor’s Picks: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Top Ten Most Critical

I had this idea for a blog on Vietnamese/diasporic arts, culture, and politics sometime in the early spring of this …(read more)

this is all i choose to tell: Isabelle Thuy Pelaud’s New Book

I was twenty-one years old when I started studying for my doctorate in English. Isabelle Thuy Pelaud was a friend …(read more)

Eye Level: The Photographs of Jamie Maxtone-Graham

I saw Jamie Maxtone-Graham’s work long before I met him. I didn’t know his was the work I was seeing. …(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)

First Take: “New Voices From Vietnam” Film Series

I’ve gone to two of the “New Voices from Vietnam” film series events in Los Angeles, the opening night screening …(read more)

Experimental Vietnamese Music

So who says that Vietnamese music is all about sad songs and Trinh Cong Son and cai luong and Linda …(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)