Arts of War

Tim O’Brien on the Vietnam War and Season III of ‘This is Us’

March 27, 2019

Last summer we reported on the fact that the award-winning novelist Tim (The Things They Carried) O'Brien, was hired to consult on the upcoming third season of the popular NBC-TV family drama, This is Us.  That…

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‘Do Not Stop,’ an In-Country Vietnam War Short Story in ‘The New Yorker’

March 18, 2019

Yes, that is correct. For the first time in living memory (sort of), the august New Yorker magazine in the January 21 issue ran an in-country Vietnam War short story. The good news is that…

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ISO POW/MIA Bracelet Wearers

March 4, 2019

Writer/producer Peggy Kennedy and director Roger Cluxton are putting together a documentary film called "MIA: Stories of the Vietnam War Bracelet." "The MIA-POW Vietnam War bracelet was an idea started by two college students in…

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New Exhibit of Don McCullin’s Photographs in London

February 20, 2019

A large exhibit of the photographs of Don McCullin---including his acclaimed work in the Vietnam War---opened February 5 at the Tate Britain gallery in London. It runs through May 6. "This exhibition showcases some of…

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Last Chance to See the ‘Remembering Vietnam’ Exhibit at the Nat’l Archives in D.C.

February 18, 2019

"Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War," a pioneering exhibit that opened at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., on Veterans Day 2017 and was slated to end on January 6 this year,…

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Author Query: ISO Former 11th Cav Medic Robert Marr

February 5, 2019

The Canadian journalist Morris Dalla Costa, who recently retired after a long career as a columnist for the London (Ontario) Free Press, is writing a book about Robert Marr. A fellow Canadian, Marr served as…

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‘Last Flag Flying’: A Hollywood Rarity

January 30, 2019

“Last Flag Flying” is a rarity these days: a big Hollywood movie with a strong Vietnam War theme. The movie, which came out in November 2017, has a big director—Richard (“Dazed and Confused”) Linklater; a…

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Student Music Query: What We Listened To

January 25, 2019

Grace Powers, a senior at Drexel University, is working on her senior thesis, which she has titled "The Affect of American Popular Music on Vietnam Veterans during War Time." The goal of the project, she…

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Lee Barnes’ Latest Book

January 21, 2019

H. Lee Barnes---the award-winning novelist and short-story writer who served as an Army Special Forces sergeant in the Vietnam War---recently published Life is a Country Western Song (Boabab Press, 176 pp., $16.95), a collection of a…

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Author Query: Jayne Mansfield visit to Vietnam in 1967

January 18, 2019

Actor and author Erik Liberman is writing a book about the actress Jayne Mansfield and will include material about her visit to entertain the troops in Vietnam in 1967. If you were in-country when Mansfield…

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