"While The White Lotus does, cursorily, outline colonial and systemic problems, it provides no escape from them. It replicates, and in this way perpetuates, tired and problematic tropes."
Author Archives: Mariah Rigg
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, Mariah Rigg is a Samoan-Haole writer, editor, and educator. She has an MFA from the University of Oregon and is currently pursuing her PhD from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Her critical and creative work is interested in the situation and depiction of the Hawaiian Islands in popular culture, and has been featured in Oxford American, TripSavvy, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. She is a fiction editor for TriQuarterly and the nonfiction editor for Grist, A Journal of the Arts.