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June 28, 2017

“It's war to the last crumb of potato, cheese, and kasha on New York City's Lower East Side. The first knishery has opened in the early years of the 20th century on Rivington Street amid Manhattan's largely Eastern European Jewish immigrant community. The delicious, ov...

June 27, 2017

Recently I enjoyed a brilliant performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures, starring George Takei and I was reminded of a very different but special event that we shared—a day that reminded me of our immigrant origins—a subject dear to George’s heart and mine....

June 27, 2017

On the Other Side of the River, illustrated by Aliki, was recently reissued in Japan by Tuttle. Originally published in the US by Franklin Watts in 1972. It was also published at that time in UK, France, Sweden, Korea, Germany and Denmark. It has been out of print for...

June 27, 2017

I’m thinking this week-end of Stanley Hayami, a young man I never met but spent four years of my life getting to know in order to write a book about him. Stanley Hayami was a 16-year-old boy who began keeping a diary in November 1942, when he was a prisoner of his own...

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