Spare, lean, restrained, dare I say … ruthless? In her concision, yes. Katie Kitamura knows how to make each word count: “The old man lies on the bed and more than ever he secretes the toxic charisma of the dying.” Tell me that’s not a perfectly restrained, yet startlingly fecund compilation of words. 243 more words
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How’s this for new math: the first 286 pages hold about the same weight as the final 25 pages. The fictional diary expounds and entertains, revealing a 13-year-old’s West Coast experiences during World War II; the ending “Life in America in 1941” section illuminates and educates, providing readers resonating historical and personal context to one of America’s most shameful wartime decisions. 555 more words
The following is a press release from the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition.
LOS ANGELES — On December 16, 2013, a Shinto purification rite will be held at 9:00 AM at the site of the former Tuna Canyon Detention Station to mark the date that the United States Government began arresting and incarcerating over 2,000 people—men and several women—of Japanese Americans, Germans, Italians, and others at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, just days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. 462 more words