The Zombie Apocalypse cometh! So I keep a bug-out bag by the door, ready n’ waiting. Sure, weapons and provisions would be the wise thing to pack. But if it’s TEOTWASKI, I’ve got other priorities. No, the first thing I’ll grab is my heavy metal file box. Locked inside are a few precious papers. Most weighty of which is a fat, chronological stack of MauiTime–every issue that … [Read more...] about Anu Yagi reflects on MauiTime’s 20th anniversary
Brad’s tattoos. That’s the first thing I saw when I walked into the MauiTime office on North Main Street in the spring of 2008. I was fresh off a run as staff reporter at an alt weekly in tony Marin County and looking for a new challenge. Something completely different, but sort of the same. I’d heard about an editor opening at this newspaper in Hawaii, which sounded … [Read more...] about Jacob Shafer reflects on MauiTime’s 20th Anniversary
Well, this is it. At 10am this morning, the Hawaii State Legislature went into Special Session to deal with, among other things, the issue of same-sex marriage. Ironically, after all the decades of controversy and missed opportunities, the issue today seems not to be if Governor Neil Abercrombie's proposed legislation will pass, but by how much. "This passage is inevitable," … [Read more...] about Hawaii Legislative Special Session On Same-Sex Marriage Starts Today
By Jacob Shafer Kill or be killed. In the jungle it’s ironclad law; in human society it’s anything but. Yes, we condone killing in certain extreme cases—during war, as punishment for the most heinous crimes and, sometimes, in self defense. Even then, however, it comes wrapped in layers of practical and moral ambiguity. It’s no surprise, then, that the Trayvon Martin case … [Read more...] about Deadly Force: Where does Hawaii draw the line between homicide and self-defense?
"I'm A Big Kid Now (Kind Of)" [MauiTime, -- June 16, 2011 -- Volume 14; Issue 52] by Anu Yagi (@anuheayagi on Twitter) *** How should I know what blooms outside the beer garden? There might once have been a time when I knew, but that was many Blue Moons ago. Because from the moment I plant a kiss on the lip of a glass, I’m locked in until the world spins. At the last few … [Read more...] about Kula Kid #47: “I’m A Big Kid Now (Kind Of)”