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City Lights: Take a Virtual Okinawa Field Trip with Natsu Onoda Power

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, playwright-director Natsu Onoda Power was conducting research for a new play on the islands of Okinawa. Her extended time there inspired Okinawa Field Trip, an interactive exploration of the island and its role in imperial and postcolonial history. Located 400 miles from mainland Japan, the island chain was the site of an enormous Allied invasion during World War II that led to over 150,000 military casualties and up to 150,000 civilian deaths. […]

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City Lights: Witness the Smithsonian’s “24 Hours in a Time of Change”

Okay, maybe “a time of change” as a tagline for 2020 is an understatement, and maybe cracking a joke about how 2020 was a hellish year that’s mercifully almost over is a cliche. Still, for all of us using the Gregorian calendar, the end of December is a time for transition and reflection, often marked by big gatherings with family and friends. […]