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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Field Notes: Draw with Local Artists and Illustrators at Comic Jam Hawai‘i

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the artist collective Comic Jam Hawai‘i.
2017.10.17 08:55 AM

Hula Ki‘i—with Puppets—Brings a Nearly Lost Art to Honolulu Audiences

The historical puppet hula performance will make a rare appearance at a concert on Oct. 7.
2017.10.03 12:38 PM

Quote Unquote: What It’s Really Like Being a Television Producer in Honolulu

Video and film producer Jason Suapaia is the vice president of Integrated Media Production at PBS Hawai‘i, helping to share Hawai‘i stories that also reflect his Hawaiian and Samoan roots.
2017.09.12 01:03 PM

Café 8 1/2 is Now Soffritto

The Downtown Italian eatery finds a new location and expands its menu to include Cajun cuisine.
2017.09.11 11:45 AM

How Honolulu Ice Show Golden Moment Transforms the Blaisdell into an Ice Rink

On the 25th anniversary of winning an Olympic gold medal, Kristi Yamaguchi, Tony Award-winning singer Lea Salonga and a slew of champion skaters raise funds for childhood literacy at this event Sept. 9 and 10.
2017.09.08 10:09 AM

This New Art Exhibit is Rewriting the History of Abstract Expressionism

“Abstract Expressionism: Looking East From the Far West” debuts Sept. 7 at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
2017.09.07 03:07 PM

The Power of ‘Ohana: Meet 11 Local Families That Make Hawai‘i Great

Our Island families.
2017.08.24 08:50 AM

Where the Wild Things Went: Tracking Hawai‘i’s Most Elusive Non-Native Animals

From alligators to wallabies, an eclectic mix of alien creatures has been reported roaming the Islands. We set out to sort fact from fiction.
2017.08.17 09:31 AM

10 Epic Costumes That Really Impressed Us at Comic Con Honolulu 2017

Fans went all-out with incredible outfits at this year’s science fiction and comic book convention.
2017.08.01 05:44 PM

Joy of Sake: Drink Sake and Help Set a World Record for a Toast

This year’s Joy of Sake combines hundreds of different sake, local chefs and a chance to help set a new record for the largest kampai.
2017.07.31 09:30 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to Comic Con Honolulu 2017

Celebs from “The Princess Bride,” “Hercules,” and “Fight Club 2” at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.
2017.07.26 03:21 PM

Where to Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day in Honolulu

These are our six favorite ways to celebrate the holiday on July 6.
2017.07.05 10:37 AM
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