Facing Hawaiʻiʻs Future (Book Review)

Gastrocolonialism is structural force-feeding. When the US military occupies native lands and waters, there are fewer opportunities to grow and catch food. Multinational corporations in various industries (tourism, real estate, processed foods, and GMOs) have further alienated native peoples from…

Self-Portrait of Islander with Green Smoothie

Google “green smoothie” and you will encounter an archive of sacred literature, including testimonials and confessions; cleanses and detox rituals; guides, manuals, charts, and maps; headquarters, forums, and listserves; and even challenges that last for thirty days and thirty nights.…

Chamorro Cereal Killer

I wouldn’t be a writer today if it weren’t for Cheerios. My mom used America’s favorite cereal to teach me the “pincer grasp,” a motor skill I would later use to pick up a pencil and, eventually, compose my first…

Foods You Meet in Longs

I so mangge’ (ono) for one sweet snack. So I go Longs Drugstore in Mānoa Marketplace. Have you read Folks You Meet in Longs, a poignant collection of monologues by local writer, Lee Cataluna? In the introduction to the book,…

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