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

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

First Look: Dean & DeLuca in Waikīkī

The New York-based upscale market is serving its cured meats, cheeses and gourmet foods in Hawai‘i now.
2016.10.04 09:30 AM

“Hawai‘i Five-0” Stars and Fans React to the Season 7 Premiere in Waikīkī

Why 7,000 people—including Dog The Bounty Hunter—went to Waikīkī beach Friday night.
2016.09.25 10:42 AM

10 Incredible Costumes That Blew Us Away at Comic Con Honolulu 2016

A glimpse of the most epic costumes at the Comic Con Honolulu.
2016.08.02 05:05 PM

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
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