Arts of War

Filmmaker Query: Original Material Wanted for Documentary on Combat

March 28, 2020

Aleksandar Nikolic, a London-based documentary filmmaker, is working on a film about "what it means to be a soldier and how it plays out for the individual person." The proposed doc, from Chapter One Media, will…

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Veteran Writers Wanted for D.C.-area Book Festival April 26

February 4, 2020

Dick Epstein, who for many years has coordinated the Memorial Day Writers' Project on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., would like to hear from Washington, D.C.-area veteran authors, poets, singer/songwriters, and musicians interested in…

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‘The Last Full Measure’: What is Real and What is Not

January 27, 2020

Review by Marc Leepson, VVA Veteran Arts Editor and Senior Writer  The Last Full Measure, the fact-based Vietnam War-heavy movie that opened nationwide on January 24, 2020, features a five-pack of big-time Baby Boomer male…

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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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