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 contributing editor.

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How Hawaiian Shirts Fight Extremism

Recent sightings of aloha shirts on members of the race-war-promoting “boogaloo boys” run counter to our iconic garment’s history.
2020.07.10 07:00 AM

Hawai‘i’s World Champion Surfer Carissa Moore Wants You to Feel More Love and Aloha

Our very own Olympics rep and champion’s “RISS: A Film About More Love,” is giddy, heartfelt, intimate and family friendly—perfect for these trying times.
2020.05.06 07:25 PM

Join Da Shop’s Virtual Q&A with 2020’s Breakout Novelist Kawai Strong Washburn

With raves from “The New York Times,” “Vanity Fair” and, ahem, HONOLULU, Washburn’s “Sharks in the Time of Saviors” has become an international publishing phenomenon.
2020.04.24 10:00 AM

3 New Books By Hawai‘i Writers That You Should Read Right Now

Bookmarks the spot.
2020.04.13 08:05 PM

O‘ahu in 1995: Nineties Spring Fashion in Hawai‘i

A cherry red convertible sets the tone for 1995’s “Spring Into Color” fashion section.
2020.03.19 07:00 AM

O‘ahu in 1950: Visitors Could Once Enjoy Staying in Hawai‘i for 10 Dollars a Day

Finding affordable accommodations in the Islands for teachers and out-of-state students isn’t a new problem, it seems.
2020.03.12 07:00 AM

Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival is Changing and Moving to UH Mānoa

Don’t book the Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival just yet—it’s changing months, moving locations and shaking up its lineup.
2020.03.05 05:41 PM

We Tried Every Hot Dog at Hank’s Haute Dogs and Ranked Them

Two culture critics lay their hot dog cred on the line—and still find room for a “No” Dog and a hamburger for dessert. Welcome to the sausage party.
2020.02.24 11:55 AM

The 14 Best Breakfast Dishes (and Where to Get Them)

Breakfasts of champions to fuel up for the day ahead.
2020.02.12 12:54 PM

2019 Hale ‘Aina Award Winners: The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Hawai‘i

At Café Kaila, Koko Head Café and Over Easy, success comes from memories of favorite family mornings, and some spectacular versions of home cooking.
2020.02.06 11:30 AM

Proposed 2021 Shutdown of the Blaisdell Center Delayed

Why the mayor says the big project to renovate the concert hall and arena have been put on hold.
2020.02.03 02:53 PM

Thrifty Rich Locals: 4 Money-Savvy Locals Give Finance Tips for Living in Hawai‘i

How they’ve made it, saved it and are passing it on.
2020.01.27 01:17 PM
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