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Can You Spare (at least) a Dollar to help diaCRITICS and DVAN?

Do you like reading diaCRITICS? Is it worth $1 to you? Then please read on about how to donate and help keep diaCRITICS and DVAN growing. When  we at diaCRITICS and our parent organization the...

diaCRITICIZE: this is my rifle, this is my gun…

Stanley Kubrick satirized the unconscious psychosexual energies behind wielding a gun in Full Metal Jacket, when Marine recruits parade with their weapons doing this chant of "This is my rifle, this is my gun, this is for fighting, this is for fun." They seize their crotches at "gun" and "fun." 
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diaCRITICIZE: Viet Thanh Nguyen on the uses of rage and anger

How did I get from biracial rage to unexploded ordnance? In my paranoid, angry mind they're both connected by an understanding that we live in a world where there exists an Orientalist imagination that fetishizes Asian women and sees Asia as weak, feminine territory to be conquered by force of arms...

Eric Nguyen

Eric Nguyen has a MFA in creative writing from McNeese State University and BA in sociology from the University of Maryland. He has been awarded writing fellowships from the Lambda Literary Foundation and Voices...

diaCRITICIZE: Korea’s Viet Nam, Viet Nam’s Korea

diaCRITICS editor Viet Thanh Nguyen reflects on Korea and Viet Nam's tangled relationship since the years of that other Korean War--in Viet Nam.

Obituary: Dr. Boitran Huynh-Beattie (1957-2012)

Dr. Boitran Huynh-Beattie, a leading Vietnamese art historian and guest writer for diaCRITICS, has passed away. diaCRITIC Nora Taylor contributes this obituary. I am sad to report of the passing of Dr. Boitran Huynh-Beattie. Born...