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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

Meet the Muggle Translating the “Harry Potter” Books into the Hawaiian Language

Local translator Keao NeSmith has translated the first “Harry Potter” book in Hawaiian—with plans to finish the whole series, including “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
2018.10.31 04:12 PM

Field Notes: Join the Dork Side at Nerd Nite Honolulu

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Nerd Nite Honolulu.
2018.08.16 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

29 Must-Read Local Books You Won’t Want to Put Down This Holiday Season

Epics, eras and albatrosses—we’ve got your book-lover gift bases covered.
2017.11.13 10:57 AM