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Quote Unquote: Bomb Disposal Technician by Day and Visual Effects Artist by Night

Kamakani De Dely puts his life on the line defusing unexploded military ordnance. But outside of his day job, he builds costumes, prosthetics and visual effects for shows such as Marvel’s “Inhumans” and “Hawai‘i Five-0.”
2018.11.12 06:43 PM

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono on Life as a National Lightning Rod Ahead of Election Day

The Hawai‘i lawmaker says voters tell her they appreciate her strong language.
2018.11.02 05:34 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

Quote Unquote: Backstage with Diamond Head Theatre’s Costume Director

Since 1985, she’s been conjuring up stage costumes full time—and enjoying the drama on- and off-stage.
2018.10.18 06:50 PM

The Search for a Hawai‘i Icon: The Manapua Man

The manapua man holds a special place in the hearts, and stomachs, of local residents.
2018.10.18 05:18 PM

Field Notes: This Little Park Below Diamond Head Road is a Hidden Outdoor Gem

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Mākālei Beach Park.
2018.10.09 05:43 PM

Catching Up: Ginger13 Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Downtown Shop

14 years later, this local jewelry designer is still one to watch.
2018.10.09 04:50 PM

This Hawai‘i Doctor is Helping to Change the Rules for Your Medical Care

Dr. Chien-Wen Tseng is the first local physician to help set national recommendations for regular screenings and tests with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
2018.10.09 10:47 AM

Top Chef Sheldon Simeon Serves His Food, His Way

The Hilo native opens Lineage, a restaurant serving bold local fare, on Maui on Oct. 15.
2018.09.21 10:05 AM

Quote Unquote: You Can Now Find Hawai‘i Artist Mark Chai’s Designs in New York City

Since the early 1990s, the Hawaiian-Chinese UH Mānoa art school graduate has been creating sculptures and lamps from wood as well as recycled cardboard, X-ray film boxes and other discarded materials from his day job at The Queen’s Medical Center.
2018.09.18 05:40 PM

Kailua’s Taylor Inouye Makes the Finale in “Kids Baking Championship”

Mini guava bundt cakes and banana sugar cookies took this eighth grader to the final show, which airs Sept. 17.
2018.09.17 10:17 AM

Two Honolulu Fashion Designers Talk Feminism and Fashion

Local women are strong and have no problem owning the F-word (feminist, of course). A few of Honolulu’s fashion designers are giving gals an opportunity to bear their beliefs in a trendy way. We find out what, and who, motivates them.
2018.09.13 05:35 PM