Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of four books and has written for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Surfer’s Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wine Spectator, among others. His latest book is The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village that Restored Them All. He also wrote the documentary film Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae. He is HONOLULU Magazine’s senior editor.

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40 Local Dishes and Drinks That Put the Pow in Pau Hana

Remix your pau hana with these better-than-basic dishes.
2018.06.21 04:48 PM

Meat Your Maker: Butcher & Bird is Now Open at Salt

This smartly done boutique butchery serves delicious ready-to-eat sausages, plus a curated counterful of quality cuts, bespoke pickles and one mean chocolate chip cookie.
2018.06.18 12:47 PM

Shailene Woodley Fights for Life and Love in “Adrift,” by “Moana” Writers the Kandells

“Moana” twin writer team tailored “The Descendants” star a punishing new role that included 14-hour days filming in the ocean off Fiji. But she does romance dreamboat Sam Claflin in a film based on a castaway’s tale that thrilled Hawai‘i in 1983.
2018.06.04 10:50 AM

Swing Back to 1945 with this Local World War II Film

“Last Taxi Dance” reignites the sexual and racial tensions of the last days of World War II in Honolulu—while celebrating Hawai‘i’s filmmaking community.
2018.06.04 08:55 AM

50 Essential Hawai‘i Books You Should Read in Your Lifetime

Need something to read—or hand to someone who does? Here’s HONOLULU’s first-ever list of the most iconic, trenchant and irresistible Island books, as voted by a panel of literary community luminaries.
2018.05.23 05:40 PM

The Fine Print: How We Chose the 50 Essential Hawai‘i Books

What defines greatness? What matters most to us today? What will people actually (really) read? Those were some of the questions we faced while winnowing HONOLULU’s first-ever list of books every Islander should know, if not own.
2018.05.23 05:31 PM

Having Our Say: Two Gen X Writers on Their Essential Hawai‘i Books

Acclaimed poet Christy Passion and Kristiana Kahakauwila, author of short stories and a forthcoming novel, celebrate their literary communities and personal favorites.
2018.05.23 05:31 PM

Here’s How You Can Prepare for Heavy Vog From Kīlauea Volcano

With tradewinds stalled and sulfur dioxide from the Kīlauea eruption wafting toward O‘ahu, heavy vog may be headed our way. Here are tips for parents of young children and others who are sensitive. They’ll also work for those who haven’t been affected before, but may feel the effects this time.
2018.05.11 03:10 PM

This Local Book Helps Children Deal With Absent Parents

A new book by a successful banker who abandoned her family for drugs could prove useful to young children who’ve been left behind, whatever the reason.
2018.04.12 08:55 AM

Welcome to Mama Mānoa, Where Every Pizza Has a Story

Almost every dish has the name of a University of Hawaiʻi or Island athlete or coach next to it—and the location is reminiscent of a baseball stadium. Hearty Italian offerings and double-size chicken wings help hit it out of the park.
2018.04.04 09:18 AM

Field Notes: Speak French? You’ll Love This Group of French Speakers and Francophiles

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Alliance Française Hawai‘i.
2018.04.03 12:54 PM

Kaimukī Gets da Shop, a New Kind of Bookstore and Event Space

Meeting the Amazon challenge head-on, the comfy high-tech salon launches with author and Patagonia Ambassador Liz Clark reading from “Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Journey of Awakening” on March 27.
2018.03.22 02:30 PM
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