Arts of War

Author Query: Dogpatch & Da Nang Vietnam War Memories

January 18, 2020

Author and editor Michael Coffino is working with a Marine on his memoir, part of which deals with his time in recon during the Vietnam War. Coffino and the Marine are looking for Marines "with…

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Larry Heinemann, 1944-2019

December 14, 2019

Larry Heinemann---the award-winning novelist much of whose work reflected his experiences as a working-class kid from Chicago who was drafted into the Army and served a 1967-68 Vietnam War tour of duty with the 25th…

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“The Girl in the Photograph” and “Children of Fire”

December 11, 2019

In 1972, the jazz trumpeter and composer Hannibal Lokumbe was so taken with the famed “The Girl in the Photograph” image of nine-year-old Kim Phuc naked and fleeing a napalm attack in South Vietnam that…

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‘Thunder Mountain’: A Country-Rock Single about a Vietnam War Veteran

November 26, 2019

County music singer/songwriter Rob Appleblatt’s second single, “Thunder Mountain,” is a powerful country rocker that deals with a Vietnam War veteran’s post-war struggles. The song, Appleblatt says, “is about the selfless sacrifice our warriors make for…

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LOC’s Veterans and the Arts — Stories from the Veterans History Project

November 20, 2019

The Library of Congress' Veterans History Project---a massive collection of recorded oral, written, and photographic personal accounts of American war veterans---recently unveiled a web feature called the Veterans and the Arts Showcase Companion. It's a…

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‘Journeys Onward’ Exhibit at the R.I. Center for Photographic Arts

October 30, 2019

Thomas Morrissey is an accomplished photographer who has taught photography for many years at MIT, the Rhode Island School of Design and at Texas A&M University, Texarkana. A Vietnam War veteran and life member of…

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An Evening with Tim O’Brien

October 17, 2019

The great Tim O'Brien is on a nationwide book tour for his first literary offering in seventeen years, Dad’s Maybe Book,  a non-fiction meditation on late fatherhood, war in general, and the Vietnam War and his…

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MacArthur Foundation Grant to Ocean Vuong

September 25, 2019

Every year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation presents large financial grants to creative people--the so-called "Genius Grants." The Foundation recently announced this year's MacArthur Fellows, each of whom will receive $650,000 over…

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New Aussie Vietnam War film: ‘Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan’

September 18, 2019

"Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan" is an exceedingly rare 21st-century breed: an in-country Vietnam War movie. Even rarer, this one tells an Australian Vietnam War story. The film came out Down Under in…

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On View in Chicago: Vietnam War Veteran Artist Maurice Costello’s Compelling Art

September 11, 2019

“Maurice Costello: Back to ‘The Nam,’” is the name of the new exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum (formerly the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum) in Chicago. As the title implies, the exhibit features…

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