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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

Meet the Inspiring Woman Behind the Dishes That Whisk You Away at Fête

Any way you slice it, chef Robynne Mai‘i is talented, creative and beautiful (we have the pictures to prove it). Here, she dishes about the amazing ladies who have influenced her life, her favorite food to make and eat, and her go-to Zippy’s order that she goes bananas for.
2018.03.21 11:32 AM

These Two Local Gals Are Busy Making Business Dreams Come True

Want to learn the secret to building a badass online biz, or living your best life ever? We do. Podcasters Kimi Morton and Pua Pakele-and-Cabot can help.
2018.03.14 12:48 PM

Our Waikīkī: Meet the Hawai‘i Beachboys Keeping the Tradition Alive

The Waikīkī beachboys are a holdover from a bygone era, when this legendary band of Hawaiian watermen ruled the beach as Waikīkī rose to become Hawai‘i’s premier resort destination.
2018.02.16 08:55 AM

Happy 30 Years, Chef Roy Yamaguchi!

The James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur is planning a yearlong celebration marking three decades of cooking in Hawai‘i.
2018.02.07 09:15 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

Disney’s “Moana” (and Auli‘i Cravalho) Hit a New High Note—in Hawaiian

With its translation into Hawaiian, the Disney hit makes history—as Aulii Cravalho sings “How Far I’ll Go” at the Grammy Awards.
2018.01.30 01:19 PM

Staying Crafty: How Maui Brewing Co. Expands its Reach While Staying Local

The Hale ‘Aina Gold winner for Best Beer Program distributes its beers to 23 states and nearly a dozen countries.
2018.01.22 08:55 AM

The Essential Guide to Taro: A Kalo Culture Comeback

Kalo, or taro, is one of the most important foods for Native Hawaiians. Read about the culture, history and innovative new uses for the storied plant, along with some of our favorite dishes, from poi mochi doughnuts to pa‘i‘ai.
2017.12.28 08:55 AM

John John Florence Backs into the 2017 World Surf Title, His Second in a Row

After taking care of business on his end in small Pipe, Florence gets a repeat world title in the semifinals thanks to France’s Jeremy Flores knocking out Gabriel Medina. But he loses the Pipe Masters to Flores in the finals.
2017.12.18 04:31 PM

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

Chef Lee Anne Wong’s Got One Last Chance

The Koko Head Café chef-owner returns to Bravo to compete on the network’s “Last Chance Kitchen” this season.
2017.12.11 10:08 AM