Monthly Archives: September 2010

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 a clingy cut-out siren-red...

Quiet As They Come: A New Voice in Vietnamese American Literature

diaCRITICS will periodically have guest blogs. Here's one from Stephen Sohn, professor of English at Stanford University, where he is completing a manuscript on...

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 I heard a new...

San Jose is a "Fool for Love": A Second View of the Hit Film

Charlie Nguyen apparently plucked Dustin Nguyen right off of the lot of 21 Jumpstreet (seriously, has the man aged at all?) and gave him...

Review of Để Mai Tính (Fool for Love) Premiere

A Review of Ðể Mai Tính By Jade Hidle The Garden Grove premiere of director Charlie Nguyen’s latest film Ðể Mai Tính (translated to Fool for...

rock paper salt : the art work of christine nguyen

These works speak of great bionetworks that exist outside the ecosphere of human discord. Multilayered recyclable structures, hovering villages, spiny geologic minerals, thrashing primordial microbes, imaginary plants and...