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Creativity During Confinement: Chicken of the Sea

The book showcases the joy of parents and children creating together, which is a positive opportunity to take advantage of during our pandemic confinement.

A Conversation about A Different Pond with Bao Phi and Thi Bui

Contributing writer Jade Hidle reflects on the role of reading in her own childhood, and speaks to Bao Phi and Thi Bui about their Caldecott Honor illustrated children's book, A Different Pond.  When I was...

Jade Hidle: Living History at VAOHP’s Vietnamese Focus Exhibit

diaCRITIC Jade Hidle visits the Vietnamese Focus: Generation of Stories exhibition, created by UC Irvine's Vietnamese Oral History Project. This immersive exhibit features photographs, videos, documents, artifacts, mixed media artworks, and more to tell the...
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Jade Hidle Reviews Quan Barry’s She Weeps Each Time You’re Born

diaCRITIC Jade Hidle reviews Quan Barry's fiction debut, She Weeps Each Time You're Born, a novel that merges together Vietnamese history, magical realism, and heaps of dream-like imagery.

Jade Hidle Reviews Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone, A Good Fucking Play

diaCRITIC Jade Hidle reviews Qui Nguyen's exciting, hilarious, and moving play Vietgone. The play follows the love story of Nguyen's parents, and uses humor to discuss the many issues faced by Vietnamese refugees in America. The show runs...

Jade Hidle: Michael Nhat’s Experimental Hip-Hop in Heads on Sticks

Nhat unapologetically confronts the larger social context surrounding his personal background as an orphan survivor of the U.S. war in Viet Nam. In “The Racism I Go Through,” Nhat cuts through today’s oftentimes evasive and murky racial discourse by posing the question, “It’s 2014 and people are still this dumb? Fuck me!”