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

Try Authentic Italian Cuisine at a Luxury Car Dealership

Honolulu’s newest Italian eatery, Le Radici, is now open in Velocity Honolulu at the Symphony.
2018.05.23 10:55 AM

How 56 Artists Fit Into 56 Boxes at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum

Celebrated contemporary artists come together for a unique pop-up exhibition at HiSAM featuring one-of-a-kind artworks in tiny metal tins.
2018.05.18 02:38 PM

Your Guide to Mō‘ili‘ili Japanese Izakaya Crawl: Tori Ton, Torae and Fujiyama Texas

You don’t have to walk far for great eats and drinks.
2018.05.14 12:28 PM

Field Notes: This Local Steampunk Group is Bringing Victorian-Era Fiction to Life

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Steampunk Hawai‘i.
2018.05.11 09:00 AM

5 Cocktails with Interesting Names in Honolulu

When it comes to local cocktails, what’s in a name?
2018.04.25 08:00 AM

10 Awesome Costumes That Wowed Us at Kawaii Kon 2018

Anime, comic and video game fans were decked out in amazing outfits this weekend at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.
2018.03.06 10:50 AM

First Look: Yum Cha Hawai‘i

Enjoy authentic dim sum outside Chinatown at Yum Cha on Kapi‘olani Boulevard.
2018.03.02 08:00 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to Kawaii Kon 2018

Here’s our handy cheat sheet of the best Kawaii Kon events happening this weekend, from speed dating to costume contests to concerts.
2018.03.01 08:55 AM

Our Waikīkī: Here’s Where You Can Still Listen to Live Music in Waikīkī

Remembering Waikīkī as a venue for Hawai‘i musicians of today and yesterday.
2018.02.21 08:55 AM

Our Waikīkī: The Stories Behind Four Longtime Waikīkī Holdouts

Find out how these local spots survive the test of time.
2018.02.14 08:55 AM

Adult Braces Are a Growing Trend. Find Out Why—and Why Now

Getting braces isn’t just something for kids anymore. Turns out more grown-ups getting their teeth straightened is a growing trend, locally and nationally. We find out why.
2018.02.13 09:28 AM

Our Waikīkī: Living Local in O‘ahu’s Most Famous Neighborhood

Waikīkī is much more than a tourist destination and faces the same challenges of other urban neighborhoods on O‘ahu. It has public schools, family-run restaurants, places people call home. Here are their stories.
2018.02.12 04:08 PM
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