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Editor’s Note:  Several days ago I received the news of the passing away of Alex du Prel, a renaissance man and one of the only muckraking Journalists in French Polynesia. Born in Vienna, January 15, 1944, he was very European in temperament but American by nationality. Alex led a...
The French auction house, Aguttes at their Neuilly-sur-Seine saleroom, will auction the 1,100 items of the Rainer Werner Bock Collection over three days - 5th, 6th and 7th April. Rainer Werner Bock, one of the world’s leading dealers in Pre-Columbian art compiled this unique collection of Hawaiian tribal art over...
Iʻm a photographer who canʻt stop taking pictures of the intense moments of light that I see every day. Usually, that involves flowers. I have a knack for seeing the incredible beauty  shining forth when struck by a bundle of photons at just the right angle. Since I sold my professional...
What's your calling? What motivates you to get out into the urban world to stand and speak for positive vision of the future? In 2007, as he lay in the hospital, his body succumbing to the ravages of chemo and cancer, my younger brother called me out. I was there with...
Do you feel called to play a bigger role in the cultural shift that’s taking place… to a world that is more conscious, thriving and truly works for ALL?  Maybe recent events like the U.S. Election, Brexit, Standing Rock or injustices taking place in your community and around the world...
The 36th edition of Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani announced their Audience Award winners today, presented by Hawaii News Now. Throughout the festival, ballots were distributed for the screenings of every eligible film during the festival. Audiences voted on their favorite narrative feature, documentary feature and...
This year I had the good fortune of meeting Olivia Hampson a New York filmmaker who's short, Phases of Mahina, was a memorable addition to the Made in Hawaii Shorts series at HIFF. The short depicts the life of Mahina, a young Hawaiian woman who works in a hotel as a housekeeper,...