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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What’s Open or Closed in Honolulu for Thanksgiving 2019

A sweet guide to which Honolulu City and County services will available or suspended in observance of Thanksgiving on Nov. 28, 2019.
2019.11.16 07:00 AM

Hawai‘i’s Comic Con Calendar: Next Up is Maui Comic Con

Here’s a guide to help you sort through the events this year.
2019.10.25 03:00 PM

Local Artists Paint Honolulu’s Streets With Surprising Hawai‘i-Inspired Art

It’s not just about massive murals. Some local artists are going smaller scale with their street art.
2019.10.21 04:10 PM

Catch Improv Rock ‘n’ Roll Band Oil in the Alley at the Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival

Oil in the Alley is an improv rock ‘n’ roll band that literally makes it up as they go along. Find them among other funny folks at the Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival this weekend.
2019.10.18 06:07 PM

Best of Honolulu 2019

Discover all the 2019 Best of Honolulu winners—both editorial and reader picks.
2019.10.14 03:56 PM

Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best Services on O‘ahu

The 47 editorial and reader picks for the places in Honolulu that make our lives just a bit easier.
2019.10.02 06:00 PM

The 10 Best Movies and TV Shows Shot in Hawai‘i

From Marvel’s “Inhumans” to “Magnum, P.I.,” we rank the biggest movies and series ever filmed in the Islands.
2019.09.15 03:57 PM

The 10 Worst Movies and TV Shows Shot in Hawai‘i

From Marvel’s “Inhumans” to “Magnum, P.I.,” we rank the biggest movies and series ever filmed in the Islands.
2019.09.13 03:58 PM

Best of Honolulu 2019: The Best of Fitness and Outdoor on O‘ahu

The 9 editorial and reader picks for the best ways to get out and active.
2019.09.03 12:54 PM

Is Jason Momoa Headed Back to Hawai‘i?

Based on his recent Instagram posts, he might be. And if he is, can he please, please, please make more videos with local social media stars?
2019.06.14 05:58 PM

3 Reasons to Check Out Emily McIlroy’s Art Exhibition at First Hawaiian Center

“The Lilies How They Grow” runs through June 14.
2019.06.10 11:58 AM

This Mōʻiliʻili Restaurant is Giving Away $7,000

To celebrate his restaurant’s seventh anniversary, A Place To Eat chef Willu Diaz has hidden seven stickers across O‘ahu.
2019.06.07 03:10 PM
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