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Review: Christian Kiefer creates dreamlike tragedy in “Phantoms”

“Phantoms,” by American River College English professor Christian Kiefer, is a dreamlike narrative about the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II and how it affected the people in Newcastle, Calif. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

May 13, 2019

After returning from the Western front during World War II, Ray Takahashi visits his childhood home in Newcastle, California. While there, he visits old acquaintances, childhood friends and old neighbors from a life who are far removed from the life he was living in the August of 1945. However, his re...

Photo Gallery: ‘Never leave a brother or sister behind’

Larry Gene King salutes the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the state capitol on March 31 in Sacramento, California. King served as a Unites States Marine from 1969-74. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

April 6, 2017

Larry Gene King served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969-74. During that time he served two tours and was captured as a prisoner of war. Like many veterans, when he returned home he found a society where he had trouble fitting in. King is now homeless and has been for several years. ...

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