Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2019, Corrigan was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing by the National Book Critics Circle.
Black History Month officially kicks off Wednesday. One event highlighting Black stories tied to Hawaiʻi’s history is the Honolulu African American Film Festival from Feb. 2 through Feb. 26 at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
Maui County endured the brunt of the system, getting more than 15 inches of rain in some areas, and the Friendly Isle experienced record flooding. University of Hawaiʻi agricultural researcher Glenn Teves said his family farm in Hoʻolehua was able to weather the storm better than others.