Kaniakapūpū

Kaniakapūpū

The most contentious nodes of local culture are connected to material remains of Hawaiian culture, especially locations that are historically and spiritually significant to Hawaiian people but not officially “policed” or maintained. The summer home of King Kamehameha III, Kaniakapūpū (“The Singing Of The Land Shell”), is one such place.

Bones in the Streets

Bones in the Streets

In 2007, I joined a local archaeology company, digging for historical artifacts and ancient burials. I monitored construction sites and performed cultural assessments for development projects, dealing with any finds lawfully and with a culturally respectful nature. One particularly sensitive site was in Kaka’ako.

The Birth of a Gathering

The Birth of a Gathering

When filmmakers Jeff Katts and Jason Suapaia were rejected from the Hawai‘i International Film Festival in 1999, they decided to make their own damn festival. 15 years later, it’s bigger and stronger than they ever could’ve believed.

The New Cool

The New Cool

Once upon a time, comic books were often looked upon with derision, while the readers were cast out as nerds, worthy of ridicule. My, how times have changed.

Traces of the Past

Traces of the Past

I've got eight slugs in me. One's lead, and the rest are bourbon.

Clear Isle

Clear Isle

Have we changed or receded backwards?