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Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey

I’m going to start with the bottom-line: Vietnamerica is an utterly remarkable piece of American literature. Every panel is rich with painstaking effort. On every page, GB Tran has lovingly rendered the wounds and scars of human imperfection. It is an illustrated journey that pieces together the triumphs and tragedies of three generations, laying bare the history of Tran’s family in a mann...
The Expendables: Review and Analysis

The Expendables: Review and Analysis

A few weeks ago, Racebending.com was invited to a pre-screening of The Expendables. This is the upcoming action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, and Jet Li. It premieres in the US on Friday, August 13, 2010. This post will give a quick review of the movie, as well as take a look at deeper gender and race issues in the film. A quick review: Basically, it...
A Village Called Versailles

A Village Called Versailles

Last week, Racebending.com had the opportunity to watch A Village Called Versailles, a documentary about the struggle of the Vietnamese American community of New Orleans. From their official website: In a New Orleans neighborhood called Versailles, a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Americans overcame obstacles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, only to have their homes threatened by a new governm...

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