Category Archives: The Most Critical

July’s Top Ten Most Critical


Here are the top ten most popular posts published in July (not to be confused with the Ten Most Critical page above, for the top ten most popular posts of all time, which are also updated for this month). Check them out if you haven’t already.

1. Carina Hoang’s ‘Boat People’ — Short Stories, Life-Long Memories

2. Mugged then Shot: Linh Dinh on American Corruption

3.  Paradise Shot — Norway in the World’s Arms

4. Lists of Discovery

5. What Happened in June: Some News and Events

6. Gene Luen Yang & Thien Pham’s Level Up: Review and Comic-Con 2011

7. Dinh Q. Lê’s ‘Erasure’ Opens in Australia

8. Poor Richard’s Rise

9. The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: Michelle Ton Reviews Three Films

10. Deep Space in Comic Book Artist John Pham’s Sublife 1 and 2

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June’s Top Ten Most Critical


Here are the top ten most popular posts published in June (not to be confused with the Ten Most Critical page above, for the top ten most popular posts of all time. Check them out if you haven’t already.  And did you know we’re doing a subscriber drive? Subscribe and win prizes!

1. The Art of Memory without Pyrotechnics — Exclusive Intervu with Vu Tran — Part One

2. “Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora: Troubling Borders in Literature and Art” — A Call to Support Visibility anVisuality

3. Comic Book Artist Thi Bui Battles GB Tran, Remembers Home and Family in “Labor”

4. Reading the American-Vietnamese War: Tatjana Soli’s The Lotus Eaters

5. The Art of Memory without Pyrotechnics — Exclusive Intervu with Vu Tran — Part Two

6. Nhi T. Lieu’s The American Dream in Vietnamese

7. Nguyen Qui Duc: Vietnam Youth Use Social Media to Organize Demonstration

8. Isabelle Thuy Pelaud and “This is All I Choose to Tell” on New America Now — A Radio Interview With Andrew Lam

9. A Sensory Life: Andrew Lam interviews Monique Truong on Her Latest Novel

10. Mộng Lan, Tangoing with Poetry

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May’s Top Ten Most Critical


Here are the top ten most popular posts published in May (not to be confused with the Ten Most Critical page above, for the top ten most popular posts of all time, which are also updated for this month. Enforcing the Silence: On the Unsolved Murder of Lam Duong, Journalist appears for the first time). Check them out if you haven’t already.  And did you know we’re doing a subscriber drive? Subscribe and win prizes!

1. Bearing the Weight of History – the Story of a Young Chăm Woman in America

2. Nude Dudes and Nukes—Photography in Phnom Penh—Winter 2010 and Spring 2011

3. From Viet Nam to Japan … via France: Tran Anh Hung’s Norwegian Wood

4. The Long Bien Picture Show // Buổi Chiếu Bóng Long Biên

5. Tofu, No Apologies: An Interview with Food Writer Andrea Nguyen

6. A Voice that Sings: Spoken Word Artist Bao Phi Performs at USC

7. Stories from Beyond: A Recap of the “Beyond the War” Panel

8. Petits Viet Nams: CAFI, A Look at a Little Viet Nam in France

9. Open Thread: Your Chance to Participate

10. What Happened in April: Some News and Events

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April’s Top Ten Most Critical


Here are the top ten most popular posts published in April (not to be confused with the Ten Most Critical page above, for the top ten most popular posts of all time, which are also updated for this month). Check them out if you haven’t already.  And did you know we’re doing a subscriber drive? Subscribe and win prizes!

1. Enforcing the Silence: On the Unsolved Murder of Lam Duong, Journalist

2. San Francisco Diasporic Vietnamese Film Festival – A Preview

3. Con Rồng Cháu Tiên

4. My Father’s Daughter

5. For Poetry Month, Five Voices from the Vietnamese Diaspora

6. Beyond the War: Vietnamese American Film and Literature Envision a New Homeland

7. LeUyen Pham, Children’s Book Illustrator

8. A Review of Le Thanh Son’s Clash (Bẫy Rồng), Coming Soon to the Vietnamese International Film Festival

9. Andrew Lam Interviews Angie Chau

10. What Happened in March: Some News and Events

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March’s Top Ten Most Critical


Here are the top ten most popular posts published in March (not to be confused with the Ten Most Critical page above, for the top ten most popular posts of all time, which are also updated for this month). Check them out if you haven’t already.  And did you know we’re doing a subscriber drive? Subscribe and win prizes!

1. diaCRITICIZE: on (not) being Vietnamese

2.Generation Trauma: a different kind of war story

3. What are Your Thoughts on Vietnamese American Responses to Alexandra Wallace’s “Asians in the Library” Y

4. Subscriber Drive! Win prizes for subscribing or referring new readers

5. We want something from you. What do you want from diaCRITICS?

6. A Thousand Pictures Tells One (Epic) Story: An Interview with GB Tran

7. Dinh Q. Le: An Interview with the Artist in Celebration of His Prince Claus Award

8. Fundraiser for Japan: Artist Diem Chau Raffles Her Work

9. The Beautiful Generation: Asian Americans and the Cultural Economy of Fashion (A Review)

10. Shock and Terror!: A Review of James Nguyen’s ‘Birdemic’

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February’s Top Ten Most Critical


Here are the top ten most popular posts published in February (not to be confused with the Ten Most Critical page above, for the top ten most popular posts of all time, which are also updated for this month). Check them out if you haven’t already. Thao Nguyen – A Role Model of the Indie Music Variety makes its first appearance in the top ten of all time.

1. Meeting Strangers So Familiar: A diaCRITIC’s Dilemma over Selling the Faces of Viet Nam

2. A Must-Read Vietnamese-American Comic Book: A Review of VIETNAMERICA and Interview with Author GB Tran

3. A Têt Treat: lê thi diem thúy’s The Gangster We Are All Looking For is San Diego’s “One Book” for 2011

4. “G” is for Go-Gettter: The Making of a Vietnamese American Singer-Songwriter

5. Bringing BANANA 2 to You!: A diaCRITIC’s Report from the Second Annual Asian-American Bloggers Conference

6. Memory Is Another Country: Women of the Vietnamese Diaspora (A Review)

7. “It’s not the size that matters, it’s how you use it”: The Miniature Work of Diem Chau

8. Bẫy Rồng / Clash – A Review of the Action-Film Hit by Lee Ngo

9. Ocean Vuong’s ‘Burnings’ — A Review by Eric Nguyen

10. My Father’s Waterloo—Vietnam, Napoleon and Our Family Vacation

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January’s Top Ten Most Critical


Here are the top ten most popular posts published in January (not to be confused with the Ten Most Critical page above, for the top ten most popular posts of all time, which are also updated for this month). Check them out if you haven’t already. Rap in Saigon: An Interview with Vietnamese Emcee Nah Nguyen leaped immediately into the top ten of all time after being published this month, while Bao Phi on a Decade of Asian Am Spoken Word – A personal history (and my favorite Asian Am recordings) worked its way into the top ten after being published last month.

1. Rap in Saigon: An Interview with Vietnamese Emcee Nah Nguyen

2. DVAN Holiday Fundraiser: Silent Auction

3. Mondega’s ‘For the People’ – A Montagnard Hip-Hop Debut

4. Remembering Tam Tran: UCLA’s Vietnamese Culture Night — “Còn nuoc, còn tát — Still We Rise”

5. Trịnh Công Sơn, Movie Star: A Review of Đất Khổ (Land of Sorrows)

6. Dark Tourism to Pulau Galang

7. You Have to be Intimate with your Despair

8. Second Take: New Voices from Vietnam Film Series

9. Double Trouble: Hồng-An Trương’s Visual Archives (Part I)

10. Doing Time Has Its Nightmares

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