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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17 Honolulu Restaurants Offering Impress-Your-Date Dishes for Valentine’s Day 2018

These menus boast Keāhole lobster, lamb lollipops, oyster shooters and a lot of decadent desserts.
2018.02.12 10:51 AM

Rock Climbing Meets Community Service at This on-the-Rise Local Nonprofit

Rock climbing and community service come together at The Arch Project Hawai‘i to form a nonprofit that can make you feel good, inside and out.
2018.02.06 03:07 PM

8 Unconventional Date Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018

More into adventure than romance? Try paintballing, ghost tours, jet packs and more.
2018.02.05 12:56 PM

Coming Soon: Artist Eddy Y’s Designs in Your Home and Even on Your Slippahs

Longtime Hawai‘i artist Eddy Y has designed surf scenes and vintage automobiles on clothing for more than 30 years. Now, he’s expanding to include casual home furnishings.
2018.01.08 02:43 PM

The Essential Guide to Taro: Where to Buy Poi in Hawai‘i

Local companies have found ways to commercially produce poi in an effort to get more taro on the table.
2017.12.26 08:55 AM

What Honolulu Services, Malls and Stores are Open or Closed for Christmas 2017

Your winter guide to which Honolulu City and County services and retail stores will be available or suspended in observance of Christmas Eve and Day on Dec. 24 and 25, 2017.
2017.12.20 08:55 AM

Local “Star Wars” Fans Show Off Costumes in Force at “The Last Jedi” Premiere

We spotted some cool costumes at the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” premiere at Consolidated Theatres Ward 16.
2017.12.15 02:25 PM

4 Seasonal Drinks That Taste Like the Holidays in Hawai‘i

Get some holiday cheer in beverage form.
2017.12.13 08:00 AM

Field Notes: Got a Way with Words? Test Your Skill Against These Scrabble Pros

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Honolulu Scrabble Club.
2017.12.06 08:55 AM

Eddie Would Go, But Not in 2017

The Eddie surf contest is a no-go for 2017 but the Aikau family looks ahead for a return in 2018.
2017.11.30 02:45 PM

What’s Open or Closed in Honolulu for Thanksgiving 2017

A sweet guide to which Honolulu City and County services will available or suspended in observance of Thanksgiving on Nov. 23, 2017.
2017.11.21 08:55 AM

Field Notes: Knit Your Socks Off with This Local Group of Knitting Enthusiasts

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Aloha Knitters.
2017.11.16 08:55 AM
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