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

Life Hack: “Cropsticks” Will Make Your Life—Or at Least Your Lunch—Easier

Hawai‘i entrepreneur plunges into “Shark Tank” with her new chopstick idea on April 7.
2017.03.29 08:55 AM

This Waikīkī Restaurant Might Be the Next Bourbon Destination for Locals

The Marriott’s revamped Kūhiō Beach Grill may draw more locals.
2017.03.13 10:46 AM

Over Pokémon Go? This Hawai‘i-Based Game Will Revive Your Pokémon Addiction

The latest Pokémon game takes place in a fictionalized version of Hawai‘i. Here are a few of our favorite references to local culture.
2017.03.09 01:37 PM

Honolulu’s First-Ever Biennial Art Festival Brings Hawai‘i Art to the Global Scene

Honolulu Biennial takes place Wednesday, March 8, through Monday, May 8.
2017.03.09 09:13 AM

Art Lovers: You Won’t Want to Miss These Awesome Honolulu Biennial Events

Honolulu Biennial takes place Wednesday, March 8, through Monday, May 8.
2017.03.07 09:24 AM

Exclusive: Steve Aoki on His Epic DJ Life and Big Plans to Expand Bluetree Café

Steve and Kevin Aoki want to take Bluetree worldwide.
2017.02.20 05:54 PM

Is Water Fluoridation the Answer to Hawai‘i’s Rampant Tooth Decay Problem?

Why does Hawai‘i fight fluoridation despite a dismal record of dental decay? Community leaders blame fear, misinformation … and deposed Honolulu City Councilmember Rod Tam.
2017.02.08 05:04 PM

8 Hearty Local Dishes to Keep You Warm This Winter

Robust meals, stews and soups to help ease the pain of chilly Island evenings.
2017.02.08 09:00 AM

5 TV and Movie Scenes That You Probably Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Chinatown

As a neighborhood of a thousand faces, Chinatown has seen some pretty strange things, including being used as a backdrop for these scenes in film and television.
2017.02.07 10:24 AM

Quote Unquote: What it’s Really Like Working for Hawai‘i’s Only Carnival

Since he was 12, Scott Fernandez has worked at E.K. Fernandez, Hawai‘i’s only nationally recognized circus.
2017.02.03 01:34 PM

Local Bartenders are Raising the Bar on Old-Fashioned Cocktails

How Hawai‘i’s local bartenders are making a splash when it comes to cocktails and crafting.
2017.01.20 11:53 AM

Field Notes: Swing into the New Year at Big Band Monday with Mike Lewis & Friends

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Big Band Monday.
2017.01.16 10:18 AM
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