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Custom wheels give Kakaako dog new leash on life

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm
Cody is a 9-year-old Siberian husky is unable to use his back legs — so his owner fitted him with a rear-wheel cart to help him get around. Read More

Kusama to open museum in Japan

Yayoi Kusama, whose obsessively patterned and repetitive imagery has made her one of Japan’s most celebrated artists, is opening her own museum in the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo. Read More

Try espalier technique to grow trees in smaller space

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm
With land so valuable in Hawaii and our gardens getting smaller, many of us still want to grow fruit trees. Espalier, an ancient and artful gardening technique, could be the answer. Read More

HTY takes new approach with ‘Ballad of Mu Lan’

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 10:50 am
Honolulu Theatre for Youth retells the classical “girl-power” story of Mu Lan in a new way by mixing traditional Chinese theatrical techniques with contemporary tunes. Read More

Author links Kamehameha to murder in Hawaii’s dynastic wars

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm
Wrapped in mystery and the mists of time, it’s a place where the ancient gods were summoned to witness a terrible deed — the dark silhouette of Puukohola heiau, its stone walls massed along a hilltop, dominates Kawaihae Bay on Hawaii island. Read More

Korean Cinema series features food, cocktails and dance

The Korean Cinema series at the Doris Duke Theatre is set for Sept. 2-23 with a lineup of films that will please Hawaii audiences. Read More

Borges, Matthews to be honored at Hospice Hawaii fundraiser

The late Jimmy Borges and Kirk Matthews will be among the 2017 Hall of Heroes honorees at Hospice Hawaii’s Na Hoa Malama fundraiser in November. Read More

Catch total-eclipse coverage on TV, online

Updated on  August 20, 2017 at 6:01 pm
A solar eclipse is set to star in several special broadcasts on TV and online, with many outlets are planning extended coverage of the first eclipse visible across the United States in 99 years. Read More

On the Scene with Brandon DiPaola

Brandon DiPaola didn’t grow up with dreams of being an actor. He was “a bit of a geek,” whose interests included reading and board and video games. Read More

5 Things We Love: Shop Pacifca at Bishop Museum

A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see from the newly renovated Shop Pacifica at Bishop Museum. Read More

Shaindlin photo book exhibit opens in Chinatown

To celebrate his new book of photographs, Peter Shaindlin — also a poet, novelist, founder of Deuxmers Press and chief operating officer at Halekulani Corp. — is hosting a public opening reception of an exhibit of its images. Read More

Classic films mark Consolidated’s centennial

Consolidated Theatres is reeling back the years as it celebrates its centennial with “A Film for Every Decade” screenings offered Saturdays through Oct. 28, with tickets just $4 each. Read More

Stickies a handy solution for web privacy

It’s been called a low-tech solution to a high-tech problem: putting a sticker or Post-It note over a laptop’s webcam lens as a way to stop unwanted spying from potential hackers. Read More

‘Golden Hill’ a twisty tale of potential colonial con man

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm
“Golden Hill” features characters that allude often to Shakespeare. Everyone in this novel has a secret, and nothing is as it seems. Read More

American Girl introduces new doll with Hawaii storyline

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 12:16 am
The popular American Girl doll universe will soon say “aloha” to its newest member: a 9-year-old Hawaiian girl Nanea Mitchell who is growing up on Oahu in 1941. Read More

Lewis a vital element in formula for mid-20th century American comedy

Jerry Lewis gave too many people too much pleasure across too many years for him to become a mere joke. Lewis was a huge, unlikely power surge and the biggest, strangest, most vital element in mid-20th century American comedy — in every medium. Read More