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Paul Theroux returns with moveable feast of essays

Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 7:38 pm
The picture of author Paul Theroux on a Hawaiian beach, reading a comic literary noir by Muriel Spark, is one of many vivid vignettes in “Figures in a Landscape: People & Places,” his new book of essays written from 2001 to 2016. Read More

4 Things We Love

Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 9:43 am
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

Ige dedicates day to imperiled ohia

Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 11:18 am
In an effort to recognize the significance and precariousness of the state’s most abundant native tree, Gov. David Ige has proclaimed today Ohia Lehua Day in Hawaii. Read More

On the Scene With Robert Knight

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 9:49 am
Long before cellphone cameras, there was a time when rock concert photography was a demanding art form practiced only by a few pioneering professionals. One of those pioneers is Hawaii-born Robert Knight, who is commemorating his 50th anniversary in the business with an updated edition of his beautifully packaged retrospective “Rock Gods: Fifty Years of Rock Photography.” Read More

Korean actress Ji-woo Choi marries mystery man

Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 7:40 pm
Veteran actress Ji-woo Choi married a mystery man March 29 at a Seoul hotel with just family members present. Read More

Boost your immune system as you age

It’s true: Your immune system is challenged by the passing decades. Read More

Study finds ‘interpersonal synchronization’ relieves pain

In a new study, 22 couples were tracked before and after the woman was exposed to mild pain. The researchers found that the twosome’s brainwaves fell out of sync when the woman experienced pain, and back in sync when they held hands. Read More

Checking your home’s lead levels

Lead exposure among children is high where older housing is riddled with dust-producing lead paint. Adults are vulnerable, too. Read More

Scientists seek reason for resurgence of mumps

Mumps is resurging. And it may be because the immune response provoked by the mumps vaccine weakens significantly over time, and not because people are avoiding vaccination or because the virus has evolved. Read More

The highs and lows of testosterone

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 10:01 am
Getting a high testosterone reading offers bragging rights for some men of a certain age, and might explain in part the appeal of testosterone supplements. Read More

Cancer hasn’t dulled Willie K’s sense of humor

Updated on  April 21, 2018 at 7:39 pm
Willie K is gearing up for his huge fundraising show at the Hilton Hawaiian Village lawn. Yes, he’ll take the stage briefly to cap the evening. Read More

Voices soar in Hawaii Opera Theatre’s ‘Onegin’

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 10:24 am
Hawaii Opera Theatre opened its production of the enduringly popular “Eugene Onegin” to a small but enthusiastic audience at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on April 20. Read More

Junior surfers star in big and small waves

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 9:51 am
Like understudies who catch a lucky break, teen surfers stole the show on the North Shore this spring after the established stars of the World Surf League moved on to Australia and other stops on the championship tour. Read More

Empty-nester appreciates Honolulu’s feral fowl

Updated on  April 22, 2018 at 11:14 pm
As city officials ponder how best to eradicate the feral fowl disturbing the peace on our fair island, I would like to use my space this week in defense of chickens. Read More

Houseplants substitute for kids, pets in urban homes

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 9:54 am
Houseplants have been a mainstay of indoor decor item for generations, but their selection and use has changed over time, particularly with urbanization. Read More

Houseplants for the horticulturally impaired

Updated on  April 23, 2018 at 9:53 am
Thoughts of spring might stir a desire to grow plants even in people not usually drawn in that direction. If you are one of them, yet your thumbs lack the slightest hint of green, take heart: There are houseplants even you can grow. Read More

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ changes everything

Updated on  April 26, 2018 at 3:55 pm
It’s been 25 years since a major Hollywood studio released an English-language film with a primarily Asian cast. That dry spell will end with this summer’s release of the opulent romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians.” Read More

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