There are obviously many, many reasons why you oughta book a flight over to Honolulu and check out the Hawaii Book and Music Festival, but looking over the list of speakers and panelists, we kept seeing familiar names–people from Maui, authors who've written fantastic books about Maui or great authors we've written about. So here they are: Julie Checkoway wrote The … [Read more...] about 7 people you should check out at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival on Oahu
1. On Apr. 17, Maui book publisher Arnie Kotler announced that he was selling his Maui-based Koa Books (all 12 of its titles will remain in print, he says). When did Kotler found Koa Books? A. 1995 B. 2000 C. 2005 D. 2010 E. 2015 2. The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced that Maui County’s unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) for March … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Can you afford to go to House Speaker Joe Souki’s upcoming campaign fundraiser?
Back in 2008, when Amazon released its then-revolutionary Kindle e-reader, Apple’s Steve Jobs predicted that it would fail because “the fact is that people don’t read anymore.” Though Jobs was soon proved wrong–indeed, Apple today sells tablets, which also function as e-readers–the numbers of Americans who don’t read books are scarcely better than they were in 2008. Back then, … [Read more...] about 10 Essential Books About Maui
"Today, thousands of Haitians may get their first real meal since last Tuesday's earthquake, thanks to a small, American nonprofit group, the What If? Foundation," writes Courtney Hutchison in a January 19th article form the ABC News Medical Unit. "This decade-old foundation was started by a Californian, Margaret Trost, to help ease the burden of malnutrition for the children … [Read more...] about Hope for Haiti