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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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

Quote Unquote: Why You Should Check Out HIFF (Even if You Already Have Netflix)

Hired in 2017 as the new executive director of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival, Beckie Stocchetti oversees a year-round three-ring celluloid circus, with co-directors of programming Anderson Le and Anna Page.
2018.03.22 08:55 AM

How to Build the Perfect Plate at a Brunch Buffet in Hawai‘i

With 100,000 possible flavor combinations, you need a strategy. Here are two.
2018.03.15 08:55 AM

Field Notes: The Hawai‘i Men’s Shed Helps Keep Retirees Busy and Active

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: The Hawai‘i Men’s Shed.
2018.03.13 12:29 PM

The Stars Will Be Out for U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy Smith at the Honolulu Museum of Art

The poet at the Doris Duke Theatre Sat., Feb. 10 promises to dazzle and also reach out to Island audiences, a major goal of Smith’s tour of the U.S.
2018.02.08 02:55 PM

Get Your Kicks and Root for the Pac Rim Cup at This Week’s Major League Soccer Games

Four matches on Thursday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 10 feature teams from the U.S., Japan and Canada—part of an ambitious plan to make Hawai‘i a world soccer hub. Advance and walk-up tickets are still available.
2018.02.05 04:12 PM

Hawai‘i Football is Hot Right Now—Here’s Why It’s Headed for Trouble

Hawai‘i football couldn’t be hotter. But the Island game also has problems, including a big one that makes even boosters wonder if football has a future.
2018.02.02 02:55 PM

Disney’s “Moana” (and Auli‘i Cravalho) Hit a New High Note—in Hawaiian

With its translation into Hawaiian, the Disney hit makes history—as Aulii Cravalho sings “How Far I’ll Go” at the Grammy Awards.
2018.01.30 01:19 PM

2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards: Behind the Scenes of Hawai‘i’s Top Restaurants

Take a closer look into a few of the winning restaurants and meet some of the people who make Hawai‘i’s dining so amazing.
2018.01.25 09:00 AM
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