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5 Things We Love


Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

On the Scene with Dennis Graue


Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm
Born in Hawaii and raised in Southern California, Dennis Graue was well on his way as a professional musician when he returned to Hawaii and met Nohelani Cypriano. Read More

Kakaako closure boots bodysurfers from exclusive spot


Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 2:52 pm
The loss of access to the bodysurfing-only break at Point Panic would be hard but bearable — if there were a time frame for reopening. The prospect of an indefinite closure made some, well, panic. Read More

Early displays offer hope of surviving holiday crush


Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm
I used to gripe the same way that Christmas shouldn’t come before Halloween. But after years of fighting the trend of an earlier and earlier Christmas shopping season, I changed my tune. Read More

Big Bang’s G-Dragon collaborates on Korean theme park

K-pop has added a new dimension to the industry: theme parks. The new 617-acre Jeju Shinhwa World will host hotels under the Marriott, Four Seasons and other brands, villas, a casino, an amusement theme park, a Lionsgate movie world, a water park, shopping, restaurants and YG Town. Read More

Beware family pets when handling Halloween candy haul


Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 12:01 am
It’s a trick-or-treating tradition: Dump the night’s candy haul onto the living room floor to pick out the gems, or do some horse trading with siblings or friends. The excitement — and sugar rush — may leave humans unaware that all that candy might just be lethal for their hovering pet dogs and cats, however. Read More
 

Vocal power makes HOT’s ‘Carmen’ a tour de force


Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 10:17 pm
It is a term heard all too frequently these days: domestic abuse. The stories are always sad, tragic, even horrifying. Read More

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’


Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 11:17 pm
Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read More

Thompson provides highlight at jam-packed Cazimero farewell


Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Nainoa Thompson’s inspirational comments came from the heart and offered a take-away moment from an event crammed with familial memories and musical tidbits. Read More
 

Saunders’ ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ wins Booker prize

American author George Saunders won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with “Lincoln in the Bardo,” a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife. Read More

CNN’s Cuomo starting HLN series on gritty subjects

CNN’s Chris Cuomo is hearkening back to his newsmagazine days with a series for the sister network HLN that initially touches on hot-button issues like the opioid crisis, illegal immigration and the sex trade. Read More

Carlson says nation shifting on harassment issue

Between the continued fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case and the mushrooming “me too” social media campaign, Gretchen Carlson’s book on fighting back against abusive behavior couldn’t be timed any better. Read More

Fairchild ends ballet career with confetti, flowers

Silvery confetti rained down on the stage at New York City Ballet for dancer Robert Fairchild, who ended his ballet career last weekend by handing out roses to each of his fellow dancers. Read More

San Francisco bakeries a dream honeymoon for some newlyweds


Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 1:29 pm
Honeymoons: a chance to relax after the stress of a wedding by sitting on a beach with a cocktail and contemplating the start of a happy, married life. Or, in my case, a chance to travel to America and meet a baker. Read More

Smaller brewers craft alternatives to mass market beers

Obscure styles of beer, unorthodox ingredients, and esoteric flavors have become hallmarks of the craft brewing world. But it might surprise you to know that those in the industry often confess to a quotidian preference for the more democratic of brews; macro-brewed cheap yellow fizzy lagers. Read More

Twitter users split on boycott over move against McGowan

Activists, celebrities and journalists have joined a boycott of Twitter to protest the social media platform’s locking of the account of actress Rose McGowan, a fierce critic of film producer Harvey Weinstein over his alleged sexual harassment and assaults of women. Read More

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