While I had significant anxiety about the “fires” I would have to put out on my editor’s desk when I returned home, I had no idea that I had most to worry about literal fires on Maui. Last week, the first and most significant blaze spread through Thursday brush and fallow fields, devouring 9,000 acres. A second, smaller fire burned 200 acres on Friday, the County of Maui … [Read more...] about Rereading ‘The Deal With Oprah’s Private Road’
There’s a lot going on in the world these days–shark attacks, celebrity attacks–and sometimes it seems tough just to keep your head above water. So we asked Drew Toonz to put it all in his rather unique perspective. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Drew Toonz: Now With Even More Words And Stuff!
LOVES OPRAH, HATES PIGNATARO Why do you pick on Oprah (“Welcome (Back) to Maui, Oprah,” Apr. 12, 2012)? She’s not hurting us here on Maui, and she helps lots of folks, even if they are not the ones you think are worth helping. Not only has and does she employ many people worldwide (including here), she has donated somewhere between $300 and $400 million to charity, despite … [Read more...] about Loving Oprah And Hating The Kihei Roundabout
Sunday (June 6), South Shore Tiki Lounge, Kihei, 8pm, NO COVER The napkin. Its uses as multifarious as its ply. More than lipstick blotter, quicker picker upper, makeshift bib (gross) or bar fly’s little black book, it’s the hippest new substrate in the arts world. “Richest living artist” Damien Hirst added to his net worth by selling a skull sketch on lunchtime linen for a … [Read more...] about Just Doodle It: The Great Napkin Doodle THIS Sunday
Do you ever have those dreams where you're in a house you're not supposed to be in, and then you get caught? Or almost caught? Boy, I hope someone says "yes." I have those dreams all the time--which worries me sometimes, in that I'm pretty sure I've never done that in real life. Until, that is, I happened upon this quaint Upcountry ranch... I know, I'm being a nosey neighbor, … [Read more...] about Oprah’s Open House