Heritage Film: “Moving Home”

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A visually poignant documentary on the life of Korean dancer and teacher Halla Pai Huhm (1922-1994), produced and written by Billie Lee. “Moving Home” captures the tenacious spirit of a dancer whose life was shaped by the turbulent tides between Korea, Japan, and Hawai’i during the early half of the 20th century.

Drew Toonz imagines NBC’s Brian Williams in Hawaii

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Quizunderstood: How well do you know Hawaii labor strikes?

1. Nearly 2,000 workers for a big company in Hawaii walked off the job on Feb. 2, starting a strike that’s scheduled to run until midnight on Feb. 7. They’re objecting to a lower than expected wage increase and a plan to eliminate guaranteed pensions for new employees. Which company do they work for? A. […]

14 in ’14: 14 Hawaii Fashion Designers You Need to Know About

Credits: Photographer: Bo Montalvo; Makeup artist/hairstylist: Ry-n Shimabuku; Model: Brittney Baker; Dress and jacket: Kojo couture by Koa Johnson Maui’s hyperlocal fashion scene is hip, hot and hands-on. Here, being stylish doesn’t mean buying at chain stores. Rather, it’s an art form expressed through the work of local designers, your own DIY-cut shirts and shorts to the […]

Hawaii Governor-Elect David Ige Makes Tourism Industry Boss His New Chief Of Staff

After giving current Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie an historic plastering in the 2014 Democratic Primary Election, and then cruising to an easy victory over two far-better known rivals earlier this month, Governor-elect David Ige’s rise to power has been revolutionary in every sense of the term. This is fascinating, because Ige himself is as status-quo […]

Burn’n Love

Jump in the time machine with Maui Theatre’s with Burn’n Love, into the golden era of Elvis in Hawaii. This lively musical act evokes Elvis and more.

Is Hawaii Missing Out On Big Weed Money?

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Unless you’re following Libertarian Jeff Davis, you’re probably not hearing a lot about legalizing marijuana in all the Hawaii Governor’s race commercials and forums. Davis, like a good Libertarian, is for it. “If I’m elected, we’re gonna legalize marijuana and treat it like wine,” the website Motherboard quoted Davis as saying back in August. “You’ll […]

Even Thoughtful, Sensitive ‘Cultural Heritage Tourism’ In Hawaii Can Bring Big Bucks

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Given that Hawaii’s economy continues to live and die on the fortunes of tourism, Pacific Business News last week gave us a brief primer on the virtues of “cultural heritage tourism.” On Sept. 24, in anticipation of the Hawaii Heritage & Hospitality Forum in Honolulu at the end of October, Pacific Business News posted a […]

In Rare Show Of Opinion, Maui News Editorializes That Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’–And Racist TR Himself–Are ‘Wonderful’

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Ah, Theodore Roosevelt. Is there any American president so revered? His mug is even chiseled into the side of Mount Rushmore. We call him a “progressive” today for supporting for things like land preservation and not supporting guys working in unsafe sausage factories that got ground up into said sausage, and to be fair, these are indeed progressive […]

In Rare Show Of Opinion, Maui News Editorializes That Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’

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Ah, Theodore Roosevelt. Is there any American president so revered? His mug is even