washingtonpost Regram from @annafifield: Okahiro Terao, who was four years old when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on #Hiroshima on Aug 6, 1945, now spends his days in front of the site known as the "atomic dome" telling people about the horrors of that day. He wears a "survivor" card around his neck and has made stained glass replicas of the dome before and after the blast. "We are the last remaining generation of survivors," said Terao, 74. "I worry about being forgotten." #Japan 3h
  •   benjiii_ii Good work. Stay diffusing the memory. 3h
  •   eleanorwada @lizisms the last line. 3h
  •   randall_hodge Bad, bad United States. Thanks for yet another one. Do you commemorate the Japanese Rape of Nanking, the horror of which even shocked the Germans? Or nah. Bad, bad United States. 3h
  •   john59nl I understand he worried being forgotten. The Japanese history books at schools have blank pages concerning the horrible role of Japan during WO II. 3h
  •   emmajrc Oh come on. This child Okahiro Terao survived to become a man and wants to share his survivor story. That does not negate nor cause us to forget the other atrocities committed by *both* sides. 2h
  •   kennydell1814 @randall_hodge what does the rape of Nanking have to do with the U.S.? 2h
  •   randall_hodge @kennydell1814 Hiroshima and Nagasaki pale when compared to Nanking and other Japanese atrocities committed in every region of the Pacific Theater. I don't think we should have dropped the bombs, but Truman wouldn't listen. Neither would the Japanese. Wars are bad. We have started our share of them, but we didn't start World War II. We ended it though. 1h

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost Foreign correspondent @annafifield is reporting in #Hiroshima for the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb. From Anna: "Although it's teeming with tourists, journalists and anti-nuclear activists, the Atomic Dome in Hiroshima is a surprisingly peaceful place. Japan is preparing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the day - August 6, 1945 - when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, and three days later on Nagasaki. Prime minister Shinzo Abe wants Japan to become a more "normal" country and is pushing to revise the pacifist constitution, but many Japanese think seven decades of renouncing war has served them well. #japan #hiroshima #washingtonpost" #regram 4h

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost It's time for the morning story meeting! 1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost Patti Smith hit the rock scene with too many instant classics to name — but for writer Dael Orlandersmith, one controversial song stands out. (Spadi/Associated Press)
#HereSheComesNow #womeninmusic
4d

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost With her plastic surgery and acrylic nails, country music superstar Dolly Parton (shown in 1977) is somewhat of a beauty icon for her do-what-you-want attitude. As writer @lookihere puts it: “To bad-mouth Dolly is to reveal the worst about yourself. That you don’t get the joke. That you see only what’s in front of you.” (Associated Press)

#HereSheComesNow #womeninmusic
4d

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost Superstar Tina Turner’s abusive relationship with singer Ike Turner had at times overshadowed her decades-long career — but as Kate Christensen writes, the Queen of Rock (shown in 1972) always has another star-making hit up her sleeve. (Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post)

#HereSheComesNow #womeninmusic
4d

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost June Carter Cash is well-known for her collaborations with husband and country great Johnny Cash (shown together in 1985), but as writer @thatnixbroad points out, her solo path, including such classic albums as “Press On,” is required listening for all country lovers. (Ron Frehm/Associated Press)
#HereSheComesNow #womeninmusic
4d

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost #HereSheComesNow is a collection of essays from writers who reflect on women in music who have changed their lives. This afternoon, we're highlighting some of the women who have made an impact in music.

Ronnie Spector (shown at center in 1966), the girl-group singer famous for her piled hair and moony wail, became legendary for her tempestuous marriage to music tycoon Phil Spector. As writer @kimletgordon puts it: “You were not a Supreme, you were not a Crystal, you were a tough girl from East Harlem who was setting the style.” (Associated Press)
4d

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost We continue our tour of #Philadelphia food with a classic #porksandwich from John’s Roast Pork. #Philly by @melinamara 6d

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost We took a trip through #Philadelphia’s food scene -- The City of Brotherly Love knows how to cook, eat and drink. by @melinamara #PhiladelphiaTapRoom #Philly 6d

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost Cartoon by Michael Canva. 7d

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost When his biographers asked if he had a final message for kids, Dr. Seuss wrote this answer. (Scan courtesy of Judith Morgan) #DrSeuss 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost A bus driver in the #NoMa neighborhood. The photographer asks: “Could I still love my home town? I’d say the answer is a qualified yes. We’re not done transforming yet. Maybe we all see what we want to see.” (Photo by @billcrandall) 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost by Lori Swain | Another submission to our 2015 Travel Photo Contest. Deadline to enter is midnight! #travel #photo 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost There's still time to enter our 2015 Travel Photo Contest! Deadline is tonight at midnight, so we'll be sharing some of our favorite entries so far. (Photo by John O. Taylor) #hippo #travel #SouthAfrica 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost Few know the personal struggles Richard Smallwood has experienced: “Songs of pain last,” Smallwood says. “They make a difference. My prayer has always been, ‘Give me songs that last.’ I want my songs to last after I’m gone.” (Photo: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost Dream bookshelf, right?
See more photos from our tour of blogger Candace Ourisman’s #Bethesda home! (Photo: Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) #LocalLiving
2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

washingtonpost Cup of ramen noodles. (Photo: Beth Galton/Ray Brown Productions) | Inspired by an assignment in which they were asked to cut a burrito in half for a client, photographer Beth Galton and food stylist Charlotte Omnès set out on a fun survey of food by taking our favorite junk foods and cutting them in half. See more photos from the series on our In Sight photo blog. 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

» LOG IN to write comment.