James Charisma

James CharismaJames Charisma is a contributing editor to HONOLULU Magazine; director of Charisma Industries, a local creative agency; and associate publisher of Abstract Magazine, an award-winning collectible print publication for Hawai'i. A transplant from Manhattan living in Honolulu, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa, with a focus in clinical psychology, criminology, and psychopathology. Recently, he’s turned his attention more on city life, arts and culture, and, of course, enjoying as much food as he can. His work has been featured in most local publications as well as nationally, in Playboy, Paste, Thrillist, Inverse and Knockout, among others. He is also a DJ at KTUH 90.1 FM Honolulu Wednesday afternoons, playing 20th century pop music.

 

   

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Stories by James

10 Awesome Costumes That Wowed Us at Kawaii Kon 2018

Anime, comic and video game fans were decked out in amazing outfits this weekend at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.
2018.03.06 10:50 AM

First Look: Yum Cha Hawai‘i

Enjoy authentic dim sum outside Chinatown at Yum Cha on Kapi‘olani Boulevard.
2018.03.02 08:00 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to Kawaii Kon 2018

Here’s our handy cheat sheet of the best Kawaii Kon events happening this weekend, from speed dating to costume contests to concerts.
2018.03.01 08:55 AM

Our Waikīkī: Here’s Where You Can Still Listen to Live Music in Waikīkī

Remembering Waikīkī as a venue for Hawai‘i musicians of today and yesterday.
2018.02.21 08:55 AM

Our Waikīkī: The Stories Behind Four Longtime Waikīkī Holdouts

Find out how these local spots survive the test of time.
2018.02.14 08:55 AM

Adult Braces Are a Growing Trend. Find Out Why—and Why Now

Getting braces isn’t just something for kids anymore. Turns out more grown-ups getting their teeth straightened is a growing trend, locally and nationally. We find out why.
2018.02.13 09:28 AM

Our Waikīkī: Living Local in O‘ahu’s Most Famous Neighborhood

Waikīkī is much more than a tourist destination and faces the same challenges of other urban neighborhoods on O‘ahu. It has public schools, family-run restaurants, places people call home. Here are their stories.
2018.02.12 04:08 PM

17 Honolulu Restaurants Offering Impress-Your-Date Dishes for Valentine’s Day 2018

These menus boast Keāhole lobster, lamb lollipops, oyster shooters and a lot of decadent desserts.
2018.02.12 10:51 AM

Rock Climbing Meets Community Service at This on-the-Rise Local Nonprofit

Rock climbing and community service come together at The Arch Project Hawai‘i to form a nonprofit that can make you feel good, inside and out.
2018.02.06 03:07 PM

8 Unconventional Date Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018

More into adventure than romance? Try paintballing, ghost tours, jet packs and more.
2018.02.05 12:56 PM

Coming Soon: Artist Eddy Y’s Designs in Your Home and Even on Your Slippahs

Longtime Hawai‘i artist Eddy Y has designed surf scenes and vintage automobiles on clothing for more than 30 years. Now, he’s expanding to include casual home furnishings.
2018.01.08 02:43 PM

The Essential Guide to Taro: Where to Buy Poi in Hawai‘i

Local companies have found ways to commercially produce poi in an effort to get more taro on the table.
2017.12.26 08:55 AM
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