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

These Over-the-Top Milkshakes Are Straight From Your Childhood Dreams

Volcano Shakes in Chinatown sculpts over-the-top towers of sweetness, often with a wait time of a half hour or more.
2016.08.02 09:37 AM

Best of Honolulu 2016: Shopping

The 16 editorial and reader picks for the chic-est shopping in the city.
2016.07.29 08:00 AM

Best of Honolulu 2016: Family Picks

The three editorial picks for the best family fun in the city.
2016.07.27 08:00 AM

Best of Honolulu 2016: Services

The 10 editorial and reader picks for the best services in the city.
2016.07.26 09:02 AM

Best of Honolulu 2016: Food

The 25 editorial and reader picks for tastiest food from our Best of Honolulu 2016 issue.
2016.07.22 01:50 PM

An Insider’s Guide to the Joy of Sake

Here’s how to make the most of this Friday’s Joy of Sake event at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.
2016.07.18 08:52 AM

Gluten-free Brazilian Cheese Bread You’ll Want To Nosh On

Grab Brazilian cheese rolls from Nosh, one of the vendors at the Best of Honolulu Festival this Saturday at the Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds.
2016.07.11 04:12 PM

Why the New Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Mililani is as Good as the Mainland Chains

Why you may want to drive to Mililani for a big messy burger.
2016.06.30 09:51 AM

First Look: Chick & Meck

There’s more than just Korean fried chicken on the menu at this new restaurant on Ke‘eaumoku Street.
2016.05.17 09:27 AM

Are the New Luxury Experiences at Ward and Kapolei Theaters Worth the Extra Cash?

Beer, wine and upgraded food with your movie sound great, but there are some drawbacks, too.
2016.05.11 05:02 PM

Honolulu’s College Radio Station Shifts Frequencies for the First Time in 40 Years

Listen to KTUH Island-wide on 90.1 FM.
2016.01.05 09:15 AM

8 Memorable Moments From the Honolulu Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Spoiler-free first look at what to expect at crowded O‘ahu theaters.
2015.12.18 11:28 AM
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