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

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

Quote Unquote: Habitat for Humanity Director Plans to Build 40 Homes in 5 Years

Executive director of Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Jim Murphy manages a team that builds homes for deserving local families.
2017.11.07 02:01 PM

Introducing Hawai‘i’s First Locally Made Hard Cider

Paradise Ciders started producing hard cider this year, as demand for the beverage grows nationally.
2017.10.25 08:00 AM

6 Spooky Drinks That Taste Like Halloween in Honolulu

What better way to get into the Halloween spirit then, well, by getting into some spirits. Here are six of our new favorites.
2017.10.20 08:00 AM

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
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