Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dark Tourism to Pulau Galang

  Do you enjoy reading diaCRITICS? Then please consider subscribing! Many will be familiar with the name Pulau Galang, a tiny Indonesian island just south of Singapore...

True Laws (Pt. 2) and a New Song

In the course of the past couple of years, I have been trying to "accomplish" my work. Writing, music. Trying to get some foothold...

Remembering Tam Tran: UCLA’s Vietnamese Culture Night

By two days, the diaCRITICS editors have chosen to delay dao strom's sequential post — "True Laws (Pt. 2) and a New Song"—in order...

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 to share it with...

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, the movie is set...

Second Take: New Voices from Vietnam Film Series

Here is the first post by our newest diaCRITIC, Michelle Ton. Michelle is a graduate student of Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of...