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Da Untold Story of Hawaiian Santa, a Pidgin Story by Lee A. Tonouchi

A never-before published work of fiction from the renowned Pidgin Guerilla.
2019.12.24 10:00 AM

7 Local Hawai‘i Books to Solve Your Gift-Giving Gap This Holiday

These books can can help your ‘ohana put down those screens this holiday and spark some talk story and discussions that aren't about politics or football.
2019.12.14 10:00 AM

The Hawai‘i Writer’s Life

Yes, lucky we live Hawai‘i, the only state with its own regional literature. But, lately, it’s only gotten harder to make a go of it for our diverse, dedicated and ink-stained scribbling class.
2019.10.25 03:47 PM

Dear Writers I Interviewed For This Article ...

Don’t hate me. Oh, go ahead. Hate me.
2019.09.16 04:13 PM

A New Book Tells the Story of Hawai‘i Humorist Rap Reiplinger

The book shines a light on the man behind the laughs through untold stories of his success and struggles, as well as news that state officials reopened an investigation into his mysterious death.
2019.08.02 05:30 PM

Paniolo Pandemonium: The Untold History of Hawai‘i’s Cowboys in “Aloha Rodeo”

Island rodeos give local heroes a chance to rope, wrassle and get bucked into the dirt. A new book and summer events honor the spirit of the three paniolo who took on the world’s best in 1908 and won.
2019.06.17 04:29 PM

Maui-Raised Alana Kysar Shines a Spotlight on Local Hawai‘i Food in Her New Cookbook

Cook the book.
2019.06.11 04:21 PM

7 Hawai‘i-Based Podcasts on the Rise

Podcasts make it easy to create your own playlist of content on the go. Here are seven local ones gaining listeners.
2019.04.03 05:56 PM

Book-Lovers All Over America Can’t Get Enough of Hawai‘i’s New Genre Writers

These aren’t your grandmother’s romances, kid sister’s sword-and-buckler fantasies or Michener middlebrows.
2019.04.01 06:09 PM

The Green Room Keeps Bringing the World’s Best Environment Writers to Honolulu

Here’s Why You Won’t Want to Miss Richard Powers on Feb. 6.
2019.01.29 05:01 PM

5 Great Local Books to Give This Christmas

Give local tidings and joy while supporting Hawai‘i writers, publishers and bookstores—and your friends’ and family’s reading habit.
2018.12.22 12:29 PM

Check Out The ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Versions of “Harry Potter” and Other Literary Classics

Fans of the “Harry Potter” series can now read the first book in Hawaiian (with more to come!).
2018.12.18 06:31 PM