The Mar. 21 New York Times article “The Hawaii Cure: A first trip to the island, in a desperate bid to escape the news” is hard to read. Beginning with the first night at the luʻau where author Wells Tower is “hankering after something incontestably Hawaiian” and ending with him wanting to “poke lava with a stick” alongside other tourists at Kilauea, every stereotype and … [Read more...] about The Boycott Hawaii Cure: How a New York Times writer got Hawaii so wrong
If state Representatives Joe Souki, D-Wailuku, and Angus McKelvey, D-Lahaina, get their way, Hawaii will become a pot dealer to the world. Or at least, those select portions of the world that look upon marijuana as no more dangerous than alcohol. Call it a get-rich-quick scheme, an outlandish violation of the federal government’s prohibition against marijuana sales or just a … [Read more...] about Will Hawaii Become The World’s Pot Dealer?
By Anthony Pignataro and Anu Yagi In her sprawling 2006 book Rough Riders: Hawai‘i’s Paniolo and their Stories, author Ilima Loomis (who also reports for The Maui News) told the story of Eloise Taniguchi, who grew up on Kipukai Ranch on Kauai and “resolved from an early age that she would never marry a cowboy.” Life in Hawaii is rarely so simple, however, and Eloise eventually … [Read more...] about Hawaiian Lovers In History And Mythology
MYTH MEETS MODERN "My hope and dream is to, through modern day theatrical skills and the power of black light body painting, present a deeper understanding of the Hawaiian culture," writes Rachel Deboer, whose body art is as inspired as it is prolific. "[T]o not just the local community, but also capture even a glimpse or small essence of its power and beauty for the … [Read more...] about Partiki All Night