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Karen Maeda Allman


Paul Yamazaki’s memoir is essential reading for anyone interested in bookselling and radical politics

Just a warning, reader, that this will be less a book review of Reading the Room than an appreciation of Paul Yamazaki, someone I’ve known as an inspiration, legend and comrade for many years. ...

In song film “Omoiyari,” Kishi Bashi’s music threads images, archival footage of Japanese incarceration

Early in the Omoiyari there is a haunting image of Kaoru Ishibashi, a composer and performer known as “Kishi Bashi," playing the violin in a field. Heart Mountain, a Wyoming landmark, looms in the...

Landfalls: Williams broadens scope of nautical fiction

Naomi J. Williams will speak about 'Landfalls' at The Elliott Bay Book Company on Monday, September 28