It’s heartwarming to see activists way out here in Hawaii take up the civil rights struggle being fought right now in the continental U.S. over statues that honor the so-called “heroes” of the Confederacy. Those particular statues don’t exist out here, but that doesn’t mean we don’t face the same underlying issues. The fight is […]
Illustration: Andrew Miller
When I met up with filmmaker Brian Kohne for lunch in the conference room of Tasty Crust in Wailuku, he admitted it was his first time ever being in that room. “Kathy Collins and I come here for lunch to talk story, but I’ve never been in here,” he said. It filled me with pride to […]
The fact that the ocean is creeping up ever further on Maui and Hawaii shores is a reality anyone here can see. We see most pronounced it in the form of old trees toppled over in the sand as the surf sloshes around their roots on Maui’s north shore and along the road between Olowalu […]
Look carefully at this photo. It’s a shot of the cabin of the new Hawaiian Airlines A321neo. The airline says that, if you look really carefully, this cabin is evocative of Hawaii. “Drawing inspiration from a proud heritage and shining a light into the future,” states a Hawaiian Airlines webpage on the new A321neo cabins. “Inspired […]
The Mar. 21 New York Times article “The Hawaii Cure: A first trip to the island, in a desperate bid to escape the news” is hard to read. Beginning with the first night at the luʻau where author Wells Tower is “hankering after something incontestably Hawaiian” and ending with him wanting to “poke lava with […]
Streetlight Cadence will play the Maui Arts and Cultural Center this Friday, Dec. 16. The group got their start in Waikiki, and is composed of Jonathon Franklin (violin), Brian Webb (cello), Jesse Shiroma (accordion and percussion) and Chaz Umamoto (guitar). They play both originals and covers, and are often compared to groups like Mumford & Sons and The Killers. $20-45. […]
According to a recent Pacific Business News story, Maui Brewing Company’s Garrett Marrero is teaming up with Chris Thibaut and Bill Terry to build a new brewpub in Waikiki. Apparently, Jimmy Buffett’s parrothead paradise at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel has run its course. Terry took over operations of Buffett’s nearly a year ago and plans […]
1. The 2016 Primary Election is still 16 months away, but last week which Democratic Maui legislator held a $1,000/person fundraiser at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Waikiki? A. Senator J. Kalani English B. Senator Roz Baker C. Speaker Joe Souki D. Representative Justin Woodson E. Representative Lynn DeCoite 2. On Apr. 23, the County of Maui […]
Hey, if any of you find yourself on Oahu tomorrow (Thursday, Apr. 23) and want to spend $1,000 (that’s per person) to have dinner with Maui’s own state House Speaker Joe Souki, D–Wailuku, head over to Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Waikiki at 5:30pm. Not sure what to order at such a swanky joint? Here’s some help, courtesy the Wolfgang’s […]
If you happen to visit the website for the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Waikiki, which opened in 2006 and holds 456 residences and six penthouses, you’ll find that the hotel chain itself describes itself as “Unbound by conventional thinking.” Considering that the company is named after Donald Trump, the wealthy real estate mogul, […]
As the only state in the union that’s located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from any major land mass, we often get short-changed our fair share of recognition as a refined destination of fashion, pop culture and theater. Honolulu is a well-oiled machine when it comes to events, arts and […]
I have been following the story of the takeover of the Marriott Edition earnestly, here is the latest: Yesterday, he was a star of the media in Hawaii. Today, he is no longer returning phone calls from eTN. Aqua hotel CEO is quiet so far, knowing Marriott is taking back the EDITION hotel today.After […]
If you’ve been spelunking for so long that precious Pick/blog space need be wasted with background on this visiting celeb, then you are too far-Gollum to be helped. It’s Roseanne. The Domestic Goddess.
Are you and your 99 friends also domestic goddesses and going to the show? You can decorate yourselves with 2.25” or 3.5” buttons ($129.99 – $181.99, 100 qty)—emblazoned with a magical yellow glove—from www.roseanneworld.com! However, the logo stein ($18.19) or BBQ apron ($21.49) might be more appropriate. And practical (sort of).
The early 70’s was an exciting time, when surfing was elevated to a new dimension. Like in many sports, pioneers progressed into legends, and set the standards for future generations to follow. Victor Lopez’s life has revolved around the ocean, a place where has gathered strength and wisdom to help make this planet a better […]