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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Murdered Jazz Legend Lee Morgan Honored with Music and a Documentary at HIFF

Hear Morgan’s fellow trumpeter Eddie Henderson Nov. 3 and 4 at Lewers Lounge, then catch the Hawai‘i International Film Festival documentary “I Called Him Morgan” Nov. 5.
2017.10.31 02:46 PM

Honolulu Police Department’s First Woman Chief Spent 32 Years on the Force

Maj. Susan Ballard earlier spoke out on cronyism and ethical violations. Now she has the top job.
2017.10.27 09:54 AM

It’s Official: Looking at Your Phone in a Honolulu Crosswalk is Now Illegal

Hello? That means you! You, crossing the street blindly glued to your tiny screen—look up for a second! Or you’ll get a ticket. Seriously.
2017.10.25 09:17 AM

Don’t Look Now, But Checking Your Phone in a Honolulu Crosswalk Could Cost You

Banning staring at your phone while crossing the street may seem like a no-brainer, but many are wondering if Honolulu doesn’t have better things to focus on—like rail and homelessness.
2017.10.23 02:45 PM

Quote Unquote: Improv Your Life with “Hawai‘i Five-0” Actress Kimee Balmilero

Local actress Kimee Balmilero is putting on the Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival on Oct. 21 at the Honolulu Museum of Art and Oct. 22 at The Arts at Marks Garage.
2017.10.19 08:55 AM

See If This Gay Former NFL Star from Waimānalo Makes the Cut on The Voice

Keep an eye out for Esera Tuaolo on the hit reality TV show.
2017.10.18 06:02 PM

Everything You Need to Know About Legalized Medical Marijuana in Hawai‘i

After 15 months of nail-biting delays—and 17 years after the state decriminalized pot for patients—medical cannabis is finally available for legal sale. Who does it help? How does it work? Is this the crop that will replace sugar? And, if it is, who profits?
2017.10.11 08:55 AM

Take a Cosmic Trek With This Artsy Fundraiser

IONAsphere lets you explore the outer limits of performance art, dance and cuisine, all in one surreal evening by the pool on Oct. 7.
2017.10.02 12:10 PM

Nico’s Pier 38 Sells Platters and Plates To Go—But Don’t Call It Catering

The winner of the gold Hale ‘Aina Award for Best Restaurant That Caters keeps it simple.
2017.09.22 05:41 PM

“Moana” in Maori a Hit in New Zealand—Why Not in Hawaiian?

A free translated version of Disney’s film, released to 30 New Zealand theaters, played to packed houses.
2017.09.22 09:10 AM

The Power of ‘Ohana: Meet 11 Local Families That Make Hawai‘i Great

Our Island families.
2017.08.24 08:50 AM

New Lunch Service at Rain Honolulu Delivers

For a cool lunch in a hot town, duck into Rain and savor new chef Michael D’Souza’s deft take on American bistro classics.
2017.08.11 10:44 AM
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