Yearly Archives: 2017

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Being a Refugee, an American — and a Human Being

diaCRITICS editor, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, and Vietnam war refugee Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on American identity: "I am a refugee, an American, and a human being, which is important to proclaim, as there are many who think these identities cannot be reconciled."

Bài Ngợi Ca Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Viết Bởi Một Người Mỹ Gốc Việt (Phần...

Nhân kỷ niệm bốn mươi năm ngày “Sài Gòn sụp đổ,” ZM Quỳnh viết một lời ngợi ca dành cho Nguyễn Ngọc Loan.

Bài Ngợi Ca Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Viết Bởi Một Người Mỹ Gốc Việt (Phần...

Nhân kỷ niệm bốn mươi năm ngày “Sài Gòn sụp đổ,” ZM Quỳnh viết một lời ngợi ca dành cho Nguyễn Ngọc Loan. Trong loạt bài gồm hai phần này, Quỳnh đặt ra những câu hỏi then chốt: Có phải những anh hùng của chúng ta đã bị phủ nhận?

The Films of Vu Pham @ NW Film Center – Jan 26th, 2017

The films of Vu Pham are not comfort food. They are not pleasing or fun or reassuring or even inspiring, if you abide by any of the common definitions associated with those words. Rather, I would call his films uncompromising, unapologetic, honest, perhaps also unabashed: much like the personality and creative vision informing them.

John Vu :: Việt Nam Renovating Dreams

John Vu's latest book, Việt Nam Renovating Dreams, combines essays and photography to capture the Vietnamese diasporic experience. Việt Nam Renovating Dreams A first of its...

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Vietnam—and Today

Martin Luther King, Jr., is best known for his speech “I Have a Dream.” Relatively few people know of his speech “Beyond Vietnam,” delivered on April 4, 1967, one year before he was assassinated. It is a prophetic, unsettling, and radical speech that still resonates today.