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

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

Your O‘ahu Neighborhood Guide: 1600 Kalākaua Avenue in Honolulu

Colorful fabrics, a mean sandwich and a mini Statue of Liberty.
2019.02.21 09:19 AM

Con-fused About Hawai‘i’s Pop Culture and Comic Conventions?

Here’s a guide to help you sort through the events this year.
2019.02.20 03:51 PM

Coming Soon: Old Pali Road Whiskey by Ko‘olau Distillery

A new Kailua distillery is producing locally made bourbon-style whiskey.
2019.01.25 10:55 AM

Insider’s Guide to Honolulu Museums

46 cool things to try at O‘ahu’s museums.
2018.12.21 06:30 AM

How to Help Yourself at a Self-Serve Wine Bar

The do’s and don’ts of helping yourself to the good stuff at Amuse Wine Bar inside the Honolulu Design Center.
2018.12.20 01:57 PM

Have Lunch with an Artist at Hawai‘i State Art Museum

The museum includes work from the Art in Public Places Program, dedicated to acquiring, preserving and displaying works of art that relate to the Hawaiian Islands or the culture of its people.
2018.12.20 06:30 AM

Listen to Stories in a Cemetery at Hawaiian Mission Houses

The mission houses were a site to create and share culture. Two centuries later, they still are.
2018.12.17 11:50 PM

Experience Dec. 7, 1941 Virtually at WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Spread over nine sites across three states, the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument honors the people, places and events of World War II in the Pacific theater.
2018.12.11 04:37 PM

Quote Unquote: Bomb Disposal Technician by Day and Visual Effects Artist by Night

Kamakani De Dely puts his life on the line defusing unexploded military ordnance. But outside of his day job, he builds costumes, prosthetics and visual effects for shows such as Marvel’s “Inhumans” and “Hawai‘i Five-0.”
2018.11.12 06:43 PM

Enjoy Unreal Szechuan Cuisine at Maple Garden

Revisiting the longtime Chinese restaurant in Mō‘ili‘ili.
2018.10.15 02:16 PM

5 (More) Cocktails with Interesting Names in Honolulu

Inspired by movies, personal anecdotes, puns and more.
2018.10.05 08:00 AM
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