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  • Come. Join Donna Kahakui.

    donna kahakui on outrigger canoe, kai makanaWhen you ask Donna Kahakui where she comes from, she answers, the ocean. “I come from a family of fishermen. To me, the ocean is my best friend,” she says. “I am more coordinated in the ocean than I am on land.” Read More
  • Wyland’s 100th Whaling Wall Celebrates Green Olympics

    With exactly 100 monumental marine murals in 80 cities and 15 countries across the world to his credit, the artist known as Wyland can be considered a global citizen. And, yet, we in Hawaii consider him one of ours, as we regularly drive and walk past his eight life-size murals gracing the sides of, and in some cases, wrapping around multi-storied buildings across our islands. Even Wyland considers Hawaii his “first home,” as he puts it.

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  • Lottery Excerpt

    My name is Perry L. Crandall and I am not retarded. Gram always told me the L stood for Lucky. "Mister Perry Lucky Crandall quit your bellyaching " she would scold.

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  • Lottery: A Book Review

    In Patricia Wood’s debut novel Lottery, her narrator is not what those in literary circles would call reliable. And in society, Perry would not even be considered likeable. Read More
  • Patricia Wood: The Bird Wrasse Woman

    It was dusk when I pulled into Nawiliwili Harbor on Kauai’s east shore and found Patricia Wood standing under a streetlamp in the middle of the marina parking lot. Read More