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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

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

Quote Unquote: Meet the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade's Pā‘ū Rider

Representing the island of Kaho‘olawe, Faith Kalamau marks her third year participating as a pā‘ū princess in the annual Waikīkī parade.
2018.08.28 04:57 PM

Quote Unquote: Meet the Third-Generation Farmer Behind Kamiya Gold Papayas

The corporate-printer-turned-farmer carrying on the Kamiya Papaya legacy tells us the best and worst things about being a local papaya farmer.
2018.07.10 08:55 AM

Quote Unquote: Meet the Man Making a Move Toward a More Sustainable Hawai‘i

Josh Stanbro, 46, was tapped last year to serve as chief resilience officer and executive director of the city’s new Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency.
2018.06.05 08:55 AM

Quote Unquote: Mililani Quarterback McKenzie Milton is an East Coast MVP

Meet Mililani High football star McKenzie Milton, who gained nationwide attention as the quarterback for the undefeated University of Central Florida Knights.
2018.05.07 08:00 AM

Quote Unquote: What It’s Like Being CEO of the Humane Society—With Cat Allergies

Lisa Fowler, who has worked full-time at the Hawaiian Humane Society for seven years, took the helm of the organization after longtime CEO Pamela Burns died last September.
2018.04.10 08:55 AM

Quote Unquote: Why You Should Check Out HIFF (Even if You Already Have Netflix)

Hired in 2017 as the new executive director of the Hawai‘i International Film Festival, Beckie Stocchetti oversees a year-round three-ring celluloid circus, with co-directors of programming Anderson Le and Anna Page.
2018.03.22 08:55 AM

Quote Unquote: What It’s Like Being the Honolulu Zoo’s First Female Director

Linda Santos found her dream job when she became the sixth director of the Honolulu Zoo and its first female leader last year.
2018.02.05 11:29 AM

Quote Unquote: Police Chief Ballard Talks Guns, Body Cams and Even Cop Shows

Plus, find out what she’s changed already, what she thinks about body-worn cameras, role models and yoga.
2017.12.15 12:41 PM

Quote Unquote: “The Voice” Competitor Esera Tuaolo is a Big Voice for Equality

Former NFL player Esera Tuaolo is now competing on “The Voice,” at 49, having won a blind audition thanks to thumbs-ups from Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton.
2017.12.04 03:28 PM

Quote Unquote: Habitat for Humanity Director Plans to Build 40 Homes in 5 Years

Executive director of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Jim Murphy manages a team that builds homes for deserving local families.
2017.11.07 02:01 PM