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

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

Here’s a guide to help you sort through the events this year.
2019.07.29 03:00 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

Exploring Honolulu on Google Street View is Like Traveling Back in Time

Google Maps hasn’t updated its Honolulu images since 2011. Do you remember what these neighborhoods used to look like?
2019.06.07 12:55 PM

Meet Honolulu’s Registrar for the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts

When he’s not coordinating the Honolulu City Lights annual holiday wreath contest or dressing up for historical re-enactments, Tory Laitila is responsible for helping manage the city’s art collection.
2019.05.29 04:13 PM

12 Tasty Ways to Satisfy Your Taco Cravings in Honolulu

Taco ’bout a good deal for Taco Tuesday and beyond.
2019.05.21 12:34 PM

This Hawai‘i P.A. Went From Making Costco Runs to Starring Alongside Ben Affleck

In real life, Louis Jeovanny was running errands and grabbing dry cleaning. In Netflix’s “Triple Frontier,” he’s stealing millions of dollars in drug money.
2019.04.25 05:02 PM

Our Favorite Moments and Costumes from Kawaii Kon 2019

Snapshots from this year’s Japanese anime and pop culture convention at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.
2019.04.16 04:19 PM

This Local Prop Master and “Game of Thrones” Fan Built His Own Iron Throne

See how it stacks up against the real one when the show’s final season premieres Sunday, April 14 on HBO.
2019.04.14 08:26 AM

7 Hawai‘i-Based Podcasts on the Rise

Podcasts make it easy to create your own playlist of content on the go. Here are seven local ones gaining listeners.
2019.04.03 05:56 PM

36 Gourmet Comfort Food Dishes in Hawai‘i That’ll Warm Your Heart and Soul

Comfort food might be indulgent, but it connects us to family, traditions, cultures. Here are some of our favorites, elevated, but still reminding us of when life was simpler and calories didn’t exist.
2019.02.26 04:17 PM
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