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

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

President Obama’s Next Job Might Already Be Waiting for Him at Ward Village

Medium White Tee, a new art installation by Brooklyn-based artist and writer Emily Spivack, sells plain, white, size medium T-shirts in honor of President Obama.
2017.01.11 05:10 PM

Watch an Epic “Game of Thrones” Musical and More at the O‘ahu Fringe Festival

Catch improv theater, music, dance, video, puppets and more in Chinatown from Thursday, Jan. 12 to Sunday, Jan. 15.
2017.01.10 10:05 AM

Bar Elixrs in Downtown Honolulu Offers Authentic Mexican Food and Chill Vibes

With black curtained windows and low leather couches, Bar Elixrs is more low-key lounge than “Honolulu’s Hottest New Party Spot.”
2016.12.27 09:00 AM

Saks Fifth Avenue Offers a Guys’ Night Out for Men Who Hate to Shop

Saks gathered 30 influential men—bankers, attorneys, commercial real estate agents, entrepreneurs—for a new kind of shopping experience.
2016.12.14 05:05 PM

Don’t Miss in December: Big Band Monday at The Pagoda

You can listen—and dance—to a 16-piece big band jazz orchestra at the Pagoda Restaurant on Monday, Nov. 28, Dec. 12 and 26 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
2016.11.29 05:10 PM

Field Notes: Cycle in Style with the Dapper Royal Hawaiian Tweed Ride

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the dashing bicyclists of the Royal Hawaiian Tweed Ride.
2016.11.08 09:00 AM

Here’s Johnny!

Burgers, Shakes and Fries at Johnny Rockets, Open Now at Pearl Highlands.
2016.10.18 09:58 AM

First Look: Palate Craft & Eatery

Downtown gets a new place for beer, cocktails and pub fare.
2016.10.10 09:30 AM

Meet the Hawai‘i Family That Makes the World’s Most Famous ‘Ukulele

Kamaka Hawai‘i celebrates 100 years of producing internationally renowned ‘ukulele.
2016.10.06 12:31 PM
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