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Your Guide to the Perfect Memorial Day Weekend in Honolulu

Cheer on the class of 2020, learn to cook from a veteran chef, laugh your butt off at a comedy show and pay tribute to your loved ones.
2020.05.20 07:00 AM

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

The Best Books to Read, Concerts to Stream and Things to Do to Stay Entertained Inside

Join a film club, tackle our must-read list, play trivia or watch your favorite artists perform from their living rooms.
2020.04.08 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

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