Saturday, June 25, 2022
Gracing hotels, resorts and high rises around Waikiki and throughout the Aloha State, there's nothing more iconic than the coconut palm. However, when the corona-virus pandemic forced hotels and the tourism industry to shut down, it threw into stark relief the coconut palm's importance...
“Bromance” has been a staple in cinema, literature, and popular culture for a long time. Perhaps the latest incarnation of this genre is Barrack Obama and Bruce Springsteen's "Renegade" podcast series. Not to diss Bruce and Barrack but they have nothing on Desmond...
Vilsoni Hereniko, known to his friends as Vili, has come a long way from his native Rotuma, a Polynesian outlier in the far reaches of the Fiji archipelago. Inspired by the island's folklore as told to him by his father, the Honolulu-based filmmaker and Professor at the...
Jeannette Paulson Hereniko is someone who never shrinks from a challenge.  A former writer and producer for Hawaii Educational Television, she is best known as founder of the Hawaii International Film Festival and was the festival's director from 1981 to 1996. Currently she’s president of...
This is the second part of a two-part inteview I did with Julie Christensen. As alluded to in the first part of this conversation, I met Julie Christensen while working on a family history project. Julie’s mom went to high school with my late...
“Shaka, the Power of Aloha” is a documentary film project that explores the origin and meanings of Hawaii’s Shaka gesture. The film is produced by Bizgenics, a Hawai’i-based 501(C)(3) nonprofit that specializes in creativity, innovation & entrepreneurship programs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxMq3f9H2UE
Last November marked the eighth anniversary of the passing of Mike Nichols. Nichols’s five-decade career won him an Oscar, four Emmys, nine Tonys, a Grammy and AFI and Kennedy Center honors, among other honors. His motto: “The only safe thing...
If you’ve been reading my columns over the last few months, you’ll note I’ve been somewhat obsessed with finding the ultimate pair of do-anything pants. As I start to reengage with the post Covid, outside world, I want to be ready for just about any occasion.
In December 2020, Kaiya Mack launched her first music video and single featured on Reggae Ville titled  “Last Christmas” the Reggae remix, where she has already raised over $5,000 for Ronald McDonald House charities and at the same time being featured alongside the likes of Reggae Superstar...
OAHU HOLIDAY EVENTS & PARADES 2019 Nov 27thThanksgiving to GoWednesdayThe Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave Honolulu, HI Nov 27thRoyal Hawaiian Center Brings Holiday Cheer To WaikikiWed, 5:30 – 10:00 PMRoyal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalakaua Ave Nov...