Arts of War

New National Archives ‘Remembering Vietnam’ Exhibit

November 11, 2017

Yes, those are Vietnam War era helicopters parked on the grounds of the National Archives of the United States in Washington. The three choppers were installed November 6 outside the imposing Archives building on Constitution…

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Student Query: Vietnam Veterans and the News Media

November 9, 2017

A high school student in the Netherlands, Vibeke Gootzen, is working on a thesis on the impact of the news media on the course of the Vietnam War. She will be continuing that field of…

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Henry Threadgill Performs in NYC in November – Vietnam Vets Invited

October 27, 2017

The renowned Pulitzer-Prize-winning jazz composer Henry Threadgill will be performing mixed media pieces in two venues in New York City in mid-November: on November 17 at 7:30 p.m at the Tilton Gallery (8 E. 76th St.), and on November 18…

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In Search of Info on July 30, 1970 Vietnam War KIAs

October 18, 2017

Andoni Garcia, a Spanish military veteran, has undertaken a project to honor the American service personnel who died on the day he was born, July 30, 1970 (or later from wounds received that day). He…

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Viet Nguyen Receives a MacArthur “Genius” Grant

October 11, 2017

The MacArthur Foundation today announced the twenty-four 2017 recipients of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the so-called “genius” grants. These $625,000 stipends are given with no strings attached to writers, artists, scientists, and other creative people. The…

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Michael Hirsh’s ‘My Vietnam War’ Radio Doc

September 27, 2017

WGCU, the NPR station in Fort Myers, Florida, recently ran "My Vietnam War—During, After, and Way After," a one-hour special produced by Michael Hirsh, an award-winning television journalist and producer who served as a 22-year-old…

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Kickstarting a Vietnam War Novel

September 20, 2017

Adam Berenbak has begun a Kickstarter campaign to help his father, a Vietnam War veteran, publish a novel he wrote, Under The Jackfruit Tree, which deals with the Vietnam War. "He never published the novel, and,…

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The Ken Burns Documentary – A Review

September 16, 2017

By Marc Leepson Arts Editor, The VVA Veteran Ten years in the making. A reported budget of $30 million. A crew of dozens. That’s what I knew about “The Vietnam War,” the ten-part, eighteen-hour documentary…

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Author Query: Candy Stories

September 13, 2017

Curtis Vreeland is currently working on a book called “Candy Goes to War,” which will look at  how chocolate, candy, and gum (normally symbols of peace) have been used to sustain troops in war zones.…

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A Video Look at the U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Artist Program

September 5, 2017

You can watch "The Art of War," an interesting and informative short (nine minute and 24-second) video that features interviews with two former U.S. Army Vietnam War combat artists, Stephen Randall and James Pollock. The…

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