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5 Things We Love

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

5 Things We Love

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

5 Things We Love

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

She Speaks

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

In the Lineup

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

Five-0 Redux

Returning friends help to keep ‘Five-0’ on track

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm
Just because a guy is a super spy, doesn’t always mean that he’s an expert on everything-- and that includes being retired. Yet, this spy is still very good at catching bad guys and backing up Five-0, which helped make the latest episode of “Hawaii Five-0” quite entertaining. Read More

On the Scene

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

Garden Party

Garden surprises abound at Windward home

Updated on  September 10, 2017 at 5:54 pm
“A garden should be fun, have secret places and surprises around the corner,” says retired nurse Elizabeth Keller. Although a banyan tree towers over her 1.5-acre property, there are many other sights to behold in her garden. Read More

Hawaii Gardens

Native Hawaiian bees were in isles first

Updated on  September 17, 2017 at 5:28 pm
Native Hawaiian bees pollinated plants here before honeybees were introduced in 1857. The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences has been working with students to kokua these rare and beneficial native insects. 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

Rearview Mirror

San Jose State football tied to momentous time in Hawaii history

San Jose State is playing the University of Hawaii football team on Saturday, and there’s an amazing connection between the two schools I thought readers of my column would enjoy. Read More


Waikiki Aquarium offers hands-on lessons for keiki

The half-hour, behind-the-scenes Critter Encounters program at the Waikiki Aquarium allows youngsters to interact with a variety of sea creatures while also learning more about them. Read More

Show Biz

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

Wood Craft

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

Book Reviews

Hokule‘a voyage shines bright in new book

Updated on  October 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm
“Malama Honua: Hokule‘a — A Voyage of Hope,” by Jennifer Allen, includes color photos and thoughtful looks at stops on the voyage and waters in between, plus a capsule history of the Hokule‘a. Read More