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Gida Snyder of Slow Island Co. on Being Black in the Food Industry

The caterer and maker of syrups using Hawai‘i-grown ingredients on why she’s talking race and politics in her business.
2020.07.08 12:00 PM

What It’s Like Operating a Honolulu Care Home During a Pandemic

Here’s how Caring Mānoa keeps up social distancing while making sure residents maintain quality of life.
2020.07.07 12:00 PM

The Owner of Sale Pepe On Racism in the Food Business and Why She Feels At Home On Maui

Qiana Di Bari used to manage the hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest before opening her own restaurant in New York, then moving to Maui in 2013.
2020.07.01 01:14 PM

What It’s Like Driving for a Ride-Hailing Company During a Pandemic

The switch from Uber to Uber Eats has helped make up for a lack of customers.
2020.06.30 11:45 AM

Lamont Brown on Being Black and Mexican in the Food Industry in Hawai‘i

He also tells us about how he created the Spanish-Mexican menu at his Hale‘iwa restaurant, which celebrates its two-year anniversary this month.
2020.06.24 04:00 PM

What It’s Like Being a Police Captain and Father During the Pandemic

Mike Lambert runs Honolulu Police Department programs for the homeless population, which, during the early stages of Honolulu’s lockdown, meant setting up new self-quarantine sites. He also stopped living with his kids.
2020.06.23 11:00 AM

What It’s Like Being a Server Who Lost Her Job During the Pandemic

Mariana Lárez Matheus was laid off in mid-March, right before restaurants were ordered to close dine-in services.
2020.06.16 01:31 PM

It’s the Weekend. What in the Heck Will We Do?

We took our Super Bowl party equipment and used it for a COVID-19 movie party.
2020.05.07 02:07 PM

Editor’s Page: The Start of Our Quarantine Diaries

What I didn’t expect when my family started staying home.
2020.04.30 05:22 PM

I Spent a Year Writing About 15 Ethnic Festivals in Hawai‘i

Shot put, grass skirts, Korean pancakes and andagi.
2020.01.07 07:00 AM

My Honolulu: Trying (and Failing at) Traditional Hawaiian Sledding

Letting things slide isn’t always a good way to go.
2019.11.20 04:58 PM

MY HONOLULU: Demanding, Blunt and Still My Favorite Teacher

A shout-out to Richard Kiyonaga in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.
2019.05.07 03:35 PM