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

Are the New Luxury Experiences at Ward and Kapolei Theaters Worth the Extra Cash?

Beer, wine and upgraded food with your movie sound great, but there are some drawbacks, too.
2016.05.11 05:02 PM

Honolulu’s College Radio Station Shifts Frequencies for the First Time in 40 Years

Listen to KTUH Island-wide on 90.1 FM.
2016.01.05 09:15 AM

8 Memorable Moments From the Honolulu Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Spoiler-free first look at what to expect at crowded O‘ahu theaters.
2015.12.18 11:28 AM

HONBLUE’s New Printers Are a Knockout

Sometimes, size matters.
2015.11.06 10:00 AM

6 Ways Local People Are Keeping Cool in Hawai‘i

The brutal summer heat hasn’t been bad for everyone.
2015.11.05 10:00 AM

First Look: Sweet Home Glad

A new plate-lunch restaurant in Honolulu is serving up some cheap eats.
2015.11.02 01:36 PM

Eleven44’s Historic Mural is Looking For a New Home

Club mural seeks new place to hangout.
2015.09.28 01:01 PM

First Look: Sky Waikīkī Opens

After more than a year of anticipation, Sky Waikīkī finally opened its doors this past weekend, with the best view in town.
2015.08.31 02:41 PM

Eat the Street Has a New Home at Kewalo Basin

Don’t miss the grand opening on Friday, Aug. 28!
2015.08.28 09:50 AM

8 Delicious Lychee Dishes You Must Try Now Before Lychee Season is Over

Catch these fresh local concoctions in Honolulu.
2015.08.20 01:04 PM

8 Gooey Mac ’n’ Cheese Dishes You Must Try in Honolulu

From the traditional macaroni and cheese to a mac ’n’ cheese pancake, we rounded up the best versions of this classic comfort food.
2015.08.11 11:18 AM

Here’s What You Need to Know to Survive Comic Con in Hawai‘i

Want to attend the Comic Con convention in Honolulu? Local experts share tips to prepare.
2015.07.24 09:26 AM
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