Monthly Archives: March 2019

Book Review: Things to Make and Break

Whereas the short story of the 1980s was the province of straight white Americans, Tan is something different: multi-national, sometimes queer, not white. In short, Tan writes into new territory, exciting territory.

diaCRITICS News & Events: March 20, 2019

Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Việt Nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora. ■ News from the Diaspora ■ Malaysian Bar chief asks why Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder case was not freed ■ “Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum ■ ...

On Remembering: Viet Thanh Nguyen, An-My Lê & Vietnamese American Arts

On February 19, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco State University's Third World Liberation Strike, writer Viet Thanh Nguyen and photographer An-My Lê were in conversation about what Vietnamese American art means to their practice.

A Safe Space in Nature: Andrew Nguyen, Environmental Scientist

It's the difference between a legacy of interacting with the natural world through a series of violent acts with the purpose of domination over a space, versus interacting with the natural world as a means of avoiding acts of violence, and trying to reach a safer place. 

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Artist Profile of Rocky Rivera

Rocky’s music is a journey into the spirit of resistance in the form of loud bass, energetic anthems, and subversive takedowns of the status quo.

Vườn Rau Lộc Hưng ~ a story about “Land Use Rights”

An exploration of how a photo contest preserves proof of the Vietnamese communist government’s brutality and manipulation regarding “Land Use Rights” for citizens in Vietnam.