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Historic building gets $7M makeover

The No. 1 Capitol District Building, which houses the Hawaii State Art Museum and a handful of government offices, has been undergoing renovations since last August. Read More

Knowing your limits is crucial for surfers

Surfing, like any dangerous sport, is about knowing when to stay within your limits and when to push them. Sometimes, the limits win. Read More

On the Scene with Gregory Dunn

Meet Hawaii Theatre President and CEO Gregory D. Dunn. Read More

5 Things We Love: soapy samplers, edible gifts, and more

A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat written by staffers from the Star-Advertiser. Read More

Rapper Cardi B tops list of 2018 MTV VMA nominations

Rapper Cardi B and her husband, Offset, welcomed a daughter July 10 and named her Kulture Kiari Cephus. Read More

Netflix gives deserving comics their 15 minutes

So many stand-up specials are released these days that it is easy to miss how radically the art form has evolved. Read More

Philosopher explores fear in Trump’s America

The philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum wants Americans to get in touch with their feelings; not in a fit of self-indulgence but as a righteous act of civic duty. Read More

Atlantis Submarines offers kamaaina deep discounts

For a memorable family outing, go on an Atlantis Submarines undersea adventure — complete with shipwrecks and possible shark sightings. Read More

Garden offers delights for a midsummer night

Foster Botanical Garden will transform into a fantastical wonderland at its annual Midsummer Night’s Gleam on Saturday, when the 14-acre urban Honolulu oasis will be aglow with thousands of luminaries and decorative lighting. Read More

Prince Lot Hula Festival to be held on Iolani Palace grounds

The 41st annual Prince Lot Hula Festival takes place once again at Iolani Palace grounds this weekend, featuring 20 halau from around the Hawaiian isles. Read More

‘Newsies’ musical showcases passion inspired by true tale

Cheer on charismatic newsboy Jack Kelly as he leads a ragged band of young newsies to fight for what’s right in the high-energy production, “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical.” Read More

Family Fare

Back to School Bash 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nanakuli Elementary School. Read More

Now Read This

Getting ready for bed turns into a little bit of a game in this book that tells readers that they can stay up as long as they want … as long as they don’t blink! Read More

All washed up

Beat the summer heat Summer’s here, and it’s time to head outside. And while you’re there, why not get wet? Really, really wet. Read More

‘Switch’ actor Jang Keun Suk will begin mandatory military service

Actor Jang Keun Suk, who was recently in “Switch,” will start his mandatory military service this week in South Korea. Read More

Matt Dillon historical romance ‘Running for Grace’ gets Hawaii preview

Set on a Kona coffee plantation, the romance “Running for Grace” debuts Friday with screenings across the state. Read More

Grocery stores offer travelers experiences beyond food

A trip to the supermarket gives me a hint of the culture of a city in the most accessible way — through the way they eat. Read More

Desert rose adds pop of color to garden, lanai

The Adenium — better known as the desert rose — is related to the plumeria, evident by the look of its blossoms and its milky sap. Read More

On the Scene with Peter Rockford Espiritu

Peter Rockford Espiritu celebrated his 55th birthday with a combination fundraiser and sponsors’ preview of his next production, “Ho‘ina,” on June 27 at Stage Restaurant in the Honolulu Design Center. Read More

Da Kine 5 Whimsical Tings We Love

“Da Pidgin Guerrilla” Lee A. Tonouchi shares some “far-out” finds in this week’s pidgin-style edition of “Things We Love.” Read More

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