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John John Florence Discusses His Chances of Being World Surf Champion (Again!)

As the 2016 champ returns to his North Shore home to compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, he’s taken a slim lead going into the Billabong Pipeline Masters.
2017.11.21 03:45 PM

Did Tulsi Gabbard’s National Ambitions Just Suffer a Political Hit?

A “New Yorker” magazine profile raises questions about a circumstantial relationship with controversial spiritual mentor Chris Butler—but also spurs charges of religious intolerance.
2017.11.20 05:37 PM

Fluent in Hawaiian? You Could Be Cast in a Translated Version of Disney’s “Moana”

Native Hawaiian speakers can join Auli‘i Cravalho on a planned dubbed version of the Disney blockbuster about Polynesian voyaging. Deadline is Nov. 24.
2017.11.02 03:41 PM

Sen. Dan Akaka Refutes Critics, Supports Thirty Meter Telescope in New Memoir

In “One Voice,” the senator recalls his roots and confronts his critics—gently, as is his style—while making the case for a lasting legacy.
2017.11.02 01:10 PM

22 Can’t-Miss Movies at the 2017 Hawai‘i International Film Festival

With 160 flicks to choose from in 10 days, Nov. 2—12, there’s something for every taste—including a beefed-up slate of Made in Hawai‘i films.
2017.11.01 04:58 PM

Murdered Jazz Legend Lee Morgan Honored with Music and a Documentary at HIFF

Hear Morgan’s fellow trumpeter Eddie Henderson Nov. 3 and 4 at Lewers Lounge, then catch the Hawai‘i International Film Festival documentary “I Called Him Morgan” Nov. 5.
2017.10.31 02:46 PM

Honolulu Police Department’s First Woman Chief Spent 32 Years on the Force

Maj. Susan Ballard earlier spoke out on cronyism and ethical violations. Now she has the top job.
2017.10.27 09:54 AM

It’s Official: Looking at Your Phone in a Honolulu Crosswalk is Now Illegal

Hello? That means you! You, crossing the street blindly glued to your tiny screen—look up for a second! Or you’ll get a ticket. Seriously.
2017.10.25 09:17 AM

Don’t Look Now, But Checking Your Phone in a Honolulu Crosswalk Could Cost You

Banning staring at your phone while crossing the street may seem like a no-brainer, but many are wondering if Honolulu doesn’t have better things to focus on—like rail and homelessness.
2017.10.23 02:45 PM

Quote Unquote: Improv Your Life with “Hawai‘i Five-0” Actress Kimee Balmilero

Local actress Kimee Balmilero is putting on the Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival on Oct. 21 at the Honolulu Museum of Art and Oct. 22 at The Arts at Marks Garage.
2017.10.19 08:55 AM

See If This Gay Former NFL Star from Waimānalo Makes the Cut on The Voice

Keep an eye out for Esera Tuaolo on the hit reality TV show.
2017.10.18 06:02 PM

Everything You Need to Know About Legalized Medical Marijuana in Hawai‘i

After 15 months of nail-biting delays—and 17 years after the state decriminalized pot for patients—medical cannabis is finally available for legal sale. Who does it help? How does it work? Is this the crop that will replace sugar? And, if it is, who profits?
2017.10.11 08:55 AM