Author: Alex Salkever

Bang for the Buck?

  A traditional Japanese archer might not stand a chance against a hulking lineman from the National Football League mano a mano. But when it comes to bringing home the tourism bacon for Hawaii, Japanese archers appear to pack a…

Learners Not Permitted

A big-wave rider and early tow-in surfing pioneer, the Maui resident can handle heavy water. But a groundswell of angry locals, tired of overcrowded surf spots, has engendered a new Maui County law.

Book Report: Surf Science

Surf Science, University of Hawai‘i Press, $32.In a famous routine glorifying the intellect of physical education majors everywhere, comedian Bill Cosby answered his own semi-rhetorical question, Why is there air?, with the obvious punchline: To fill up basketballs. Right. The…

Fly Fishing

When Jean Georges Vongrichten wants 'ahi, he calls Honolulu's Wayne Samiere. Arguably the hottest chef in New York City, Vongrichten uses 500 pounds of primo Hawaiian 'ahi per month. The bright red seafood delicacy is regularly served at several of…

Q+A Brickwood Galuteria

We all know Brickwood Galuteria can sing, dance and emcee with the best entertainers in Hawai'i. But can Brickwood do politics? In his first foray into the political mosh pit Galuteria will serve as the chair of the state Democratic…

Hawaiian Music Muted at UH?

The fall semester of 2004 could be the last for University of Hawai'i at Mänoa's single course in slack key guitar. The popular class, taught by lecturer and renowned slack key artist Peter Medeiros, narrowly escaped the axe in April…