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January 12, 2011

The Rush to Write

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser's editorial on the Tucson tragedy shows the danger of leaping in uninformed. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in Media | Politics | Permalink | Comments (2)


November 18, 2010

Medical Billing is Insane

Imagine if buying a plate lunch was like interacting with the health care industry. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010 in City Life | Media | Permalink | Comments (1)


October 26, 2010

The End of Days for the Walkman?

Sony is phasing out the cassette tape Walkman after 30 years. Clearly, some nostalgia is in order. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in Media | Permalink | Comments (0)


Tell Me About Your Favorite B-Movies!

October 6, 2010

Tell Me About Your Favorite B-Movies!

I'm making some brief remarks this Friday at Doris Duke Theatre, to introduce a documentary about the making of a b-movie. So ... I'm curious! What are your favorite b-movies? Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Media | Permalink | Comments (0)


May 13, 2010

What Does "Freedom of the Press" Really Mean?

Hint: It's about the machines as much as the professions who go by that name. UPDATE 5/21: China Bans Photocopiers! Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 in Media | Permalink | Comments (0)


March 23, 2010

So, I'm Not the Only Person Who Hasn't Seen "Lost" After All

"Lost" has been the hottest show on TV and the biggest thing to hit our local film industry. I was beginning to think I was the last person who had yet to see a single episode, until now. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in Media | Permalink | Comments (1)


March 18, 2010

Time Travel Through Music and Magazine History

If you remember the 1980s in Honolulu, you'll love the archive of Spin magazine, just released by Google Books. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 in Media | Permalink | Comments (0)


January 21, 2010

Honolulu's Filmmaking Cred

Honolulu did not make it onto a list of the 10 best cities for independent filmmakers. Can you guess why? Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2010 in Media | Permalink | Comments (1)


August 6, 2008

The SinuousThread

Currently reading Steven Pinker’s The Stuff of Thought, Language as a Window into Human Nature, and came across this stunning paragraph in the chapter, “What’s in a Name?” Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 in Media | Permalink | Comments (0)


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A. Kam Napier has been editor of the magazine since 2005, and a writer with the magazine since 1994. He blogs on the magazine and its contents, as well as events and issues around Honolulu.

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