Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of four books and has written for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Surfer’s Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wine Spectator, among others. His latest book is The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village that Restored Them All. He also wrote the documentary film Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae. He is HONOLULU Magazine’s senior editor.

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Meatballs, Dorms and Line Dancing—What the Hell’s Up With Aloha Tower?

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s move to Aloha Tower Marketplace and Waterfront and Pioneer plazas is a real cliffhanger. What’s next?
2019.05.20 04:00 PM

Did Honolulu Just Have Its First-Ever Shark Attack?

The incident off Diamond Head involved a surfer, a shark and one terrifying minute. But does it break the 150-year kapu that has kept the Waikīkī shores unbloodied?
2019.05.16 05:36 PM

Get Your Film Festival Fix With These 9 Movies and Documentaries

Get off the sofa. Spice up your tired life. Check these breakouts from Sundance, Japan, China, Vietnam and more at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival April 5—14.
2019.04.03 01:56 PM

Book-Lovers All Over America Can’t Get Enough of Hawai‘i’s New Genre Writers

These aren’t your grandmother’s romances, kid sister’s sword-and-buckler fantasies or Michener middlebrows.
2019.04.01 06:09 PM

Buyers Claim 49 Dollar Fares as Southwest Airlines Jump-Starts First Routes to Hawai‘i

“Party flight!” But are there any seats for the rest of us?
2019.03.04 06:19 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

3 Original Winners Are Still Winning Decades Later

Each of these three restaurants won on the first Hale ‘Aina ballot. And each is here today, still racking up honors. How do they do it?
2019.02.21 05:55 PM

The Best Money Advice for Each Decade of Your Life

A handy financial checklist to guide you through every stage.
2019.02.14 07:00 AM

33 Money-Saving Tips, Life Hacks and Savvy Shopper Steals

For all those thrifty rich locals living their best lives in Hawai‘i.
2019.02.13 12:41 PM

How 4 Savvy Locals Who Weren’t Born Into Money Manage Their Finances in Hawai‘i

How they’ve made it, saved it and are passing it on.
2019.02.12 07:24 PM

From Our Files: Barefoot Football Season Opener Draws 15,000

This uniquely Hawai‘i adaptation of America’s rising pastime was played without pads and substituted slick ballhandling, shifty moves and multitalented stars in rolled-up dungarees.
2019.01.31 06:15 PM

The Green Room Keeps Bringing the World’s Best Environment Writers to Honolulu

Here’s Why You Won’t Want to Miss Richard Powers on Feb. 6.
2019.01.29 05:01 PM
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