Arts of War

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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Dale Dye Continues to Gain Accolades

August 14, 2019

Retired Marine Capt. Dale Dye, who received the VVA Excellence in the Arts Award at the 1997 National Convention in Kansas City for all but re-inventing the art of military technology advising in Hollywood, received…

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Wes Studi to Receive Honorary Oscar

July 10, 2019

  Wes Studi, the celebrated American Indian actor and Vietnam War veteran best known for his powerful work in Dancing with Wolves and Last of the Mohicans, will receive an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture…

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Karl Marlantes’ New Novel

July 1, 2019

Karl Marlantes, the former Marine and the author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling 2010 Vietnam War novel Matterhorn, will publish his second novel, Deep River, tomorrow, July 2, 2019. Marlantes---who served for a year as a…

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Author Query: ISO Camp Reasoner Recon Marines

June 15, 2019

The author Michael Coffino is working with a group of Marines on a book about their reconnaissance experiences in the Vietnam War out of Camp Reasoner. They would like to include stories and perspectives from other…

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Vietnam War Play Staged Reading in N.J. June 15

June 12, 2019

Paul Drew, the author of a memoir---After the Storm: A Vietnam Veteran's Reflections---and a Vietnam War novel, Jenny 4, will be doing a staged reading of a one-act play he wrote based on the novel,…

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Mini Doc on the ‘Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam’ LIFE Magazine issue

May 29, 2019

Jef Connor, a former professor at Harvard and Georgetown, spend four years working on a documentary to memorialize the 242 U.S. service members who lost their lives in the Vietnam War in one week in…

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