Viet Thanh Nguyen Is a Lucid and Robust Voice for the Forgotten

Viet Thanh Nguyen Is a Lucid and Robust Voice for the Forgotten

By Matthew Snider

Nothing Ever Dies is a timely meditation on the power of memory as an implement and a consequence of war. 25 May 2016 // 8:30 AM

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Memories of Murder (2003)

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13 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

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You Should Dance Like Gene Kelly Today

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