One of the many things I love about Colima is the past that continues to be part of everyday life, and among the most charming elements despite of the atrocities involved* is the remaining colonial architecture, hanging on after nearly five centuries of use and earthquakes on this land watched over by a very active … More Return to the foundations
There is a strange feeling of homecoming I experience when in Hawaii. The climate, vegetation, and maybe even the prevalent melanin level are constant reminders of my tropical birthplace. And in these post-modern post-colonial times, the political history of these islands is as fascinating, rich and uneven as the landscape itself, and the more I … More The Volcano Adventure, Hawaii Edition
The Ghetto Tarot is a photographic interpretation of the traditional tarot deck in the ghetto. The scenes are inspired by the Rider Waite Tarot deck (originally designed in 1909 by artist Pamela Colman Smith) and are replicated together with a group of Haitian artists called Atis Rezistans (resistant artists) in the Haitian slums using only … More The Ghetto Tarot
Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader of men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawaii.
“Angels lose their wings at The Dirty Duck”, proprietor Gayle liked to say to me, never forgetting the time I walked in from Pride an outfit consisting of a putto-style banner “floating” around my loins and fabric-covered cardboard wings. Despite the sartorial and engineering my friend Amanda and I could muster, the wings were no … More Dirty Ducks and Broken Wings
“The largest structures are being built on groundwater areas between two big mountain rivers, ski slopes are carving up UNESCO World Heritage sites and thousands of people are being forced to abandon house, hearth and land in exchange for an uncertain future. This is a private project for Putin and a few oligarchs. We’ve … More Not in the News: The Sochi Project – Building the winter Capital
Devouring a good story is one of my least guilty greatest pleasures. However, most recently I got hooked on current events in a corner of the world that I’ve never been exactly drawn to. All because of the story. A lot of the news of Russia that comes my way (because, duh, gay) isn’t good, but … More News from the Caucasus and nearby parts