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

The 14 Best Breakfast Dishes (and Where to Get Them)

Breakfasts of champions to fuel up for the day ahead.
2020.02.12 12:54 PM

Hawai‘i’s 2020 Comic Con Calendar

Here’s a guide to help you sort through the events in 2020.
2020.01.31 12:30 PM

Your O‘ahu Neighborhood Guide: King Street at University Avenue in Honolulu

There are plenty of old-school haunts and new grinds on the mauka side of King Street past University Avenue.
2020.01.21 11:20 AM

Where to Find Jai in Chinatown for Chinese New Year

If you're looking for the traditional dish of jai to celebrate the Year of the Rat, here are four places we tried in Downtown Honolulu.
2020.01.17 03:33 PM

Hone Your Light Saber Skills Just in Time for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Always wanted to be a Jedi? Bring balance to the galaxy (or at least Salt Lake) with LudoSport Hawai‘i.
2019.12.20 11:36 AM

What’s Life Like as an Movie Extra in Hawai‘i?

Peek behind the scenes at my Where’s Waldo?-like acting “career” in locally shot movies and TV shows.
2019.12.17 07:00 AM

The 10 Best Movies and TV Shows Shot in Hawai‘i

From Marvel’s “Inhumans” to “Magnum, P.I.,” we rank the biggest movies and series ever filmed in the Islands.
2019.12.02 03:57 PM

Are We Cashing in On TV And Film Production Or Is It Just a Hollywood Illusion?

Last year was Hawai‘i’s most lucrative year to date for film production. So why are we setting limits that some say will keep studios away?
2019.11.26 07:00 AM

How Screenwriters Aaron and Jordan Kandell Went from Hawai‘i to Hollywood

Local twins and screenwriters Aaron and Jordan Kandell hadn’t planned a future in film. Yet they went from Hawai‘i to Hollywood. Here’s how.
2019.11.21 05:12 PM

What’s Open or Closed in Honolulu for Thanksgiving 2019

A sweet guide to which Honolulu City and County services will available or suspended in observance of Thanksgiving on Nov. 28, 2019.
2019.11.16 07:00 AM

Local Artists Paint Honolulu’s Streets With Surprising Hawai‘i-Inspired Art

It’s not just about massive murals. Some local artists are going smaller scale with their street art.
2019.10.21 04:10 PM

Catch Improv Rock ‘n’ Roll Band Oil in the Alley at the Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival

Oil in the Alley is an improv rock ‘n’ roll band that literally makes it up as they go along. Find them among other funny folks at the Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival this weekend.
2019.10.18 06:07 PM