Tag Archives: Vietnam war

From uniform to pulp/ Battlefield to workshop/ Warrior to artist

In the Lobby at Harris Theater last Friday, just before the theater was open for seating for the World Premier of My Lai, a table was set up displaying hand-made paper, some of which had been stencil-printed. It turns out … Continue reading

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Once you land, there’s no turning back

Last night JB and I went to the World Premier of My Lai, a monodrama for tenor, string quartet, and Vietnamese instruments, composed by Jonathan Berger. The Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert (tenor), and Van-Anh Vanessa Vo (traditional Vietnamese musician) performed … Continue reading

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40th anniversary of a photograph

This photograph, by Nick Ut, an Associated Press photographer, was taken 40 years ago as people were fleeing from Trang Bang village as napalm was being dropped on it from South Vietnamese planes. The girl in the picture is Kim … Continue reading

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