Features Archives | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
October 16, 2017 | 77° | Check Traffic



Kakaako closure boots bodysurfers from exclusive spot

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 2:52 pm
The loss of access to the bodysurfing-only break at Point Panic would be hard but bearable — if there were a time frame for reopening. The prospect of an indefinite closure made some, well, panic. Read More

Early displays offer hope of surviving holiday crush

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm
I used to gripe the same way that Christmas shouldn’t come before Halloween. But after years of fighting the trend of an earlier and earlier Christmas shopping season, I changed my tune. Read More

Vocal power makes HOT’s ‘Carmen’ a tour de force

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 10:17 pm
It is a term heard all too frequently these days: domestic abuse. The stories are always sad, tragic, even horrifying. Read More

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 9:26 am
Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read More

Thompson provides highlight at jam-packed Cazimero farewell

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Nainoa Thompson’s inspirational comments came from the heart and offered a take-away moment from an event crammed with familial memories and musical tidbits. Read More

Big Bang’s G-Dragon collaborates on Korean theme park

K-pop has added a new dimension to the industry: theme parks. The new 617-acre Jeju Shinhwa World will host hotels under the Marriott, Four Seasons and other brands, villas, a casino, an amusement theme park, a Lionsgate movie world, a water park, shopping, restaurants and YG Town. Read More

‘Kikaida’ star has role in ‘Go For Broke’ film

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 6:44 pm
Since the 1974 Hawaii debut of “Jinzo Ningen Kikaida,” the eponymous superhero and the actor who played him, Ban Daisuke, have stayed popular with several generations of local fans. Read More

On the Scene with Dennis Graue

Updated on  October 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm
Born in Hawaii and raised in Southern California, Dennis Graue was well on his way as a professional musician when he returned to Hawaii and met Nohelani Cypriano. Read More

5 Things We Love

Updated on  October 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

Beware family pets when handling Halloween candy haul

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 12:01 am
It’s a trick-or-treating tradition: Dump the night’s candy haul onto the living room floor to pick out the gems, or do some horse trading with siblings or friends. The excitement — and sugar rush — may leave humans unaware that all that candy might just be lethal for their hovering pet dogs and cats, however. Read More

Carlson says nation shifting on harassment issue

Between the continued fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case and the mushrooming “me too” social media campaign, Gretchen Carlson’s book on fighting back against abusive behavior couldn’t be timed any better. Read More

Fairchild ends ballet career with confetti, flowers

Silvery confetti rained down on the stage at New York City Ballet for dancer Robert Fairchild, who ended his ballet career last weekend by handing out roses to each of his fellow dancers. Read More

San Francisco bakeries a dream honeymoon for some newlyweds

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 1:29 pm
Honeymoons: a chance to relax after the stress of a wedding by sitting on a beach with a cocktail and contemplating the start of a happy, married life. Or, in my case, a chance to travel to America and meet a baker. Read More

Smaller brewers craft alternatives to mass market beers

Obscure styles of beer, unorthodox ingredients, and esoteric flavors have become hallmarks of the craft brewing world. But it might surprise you to know that those in the industry often confess to a quotidian preference for the more democratic of brews; macro-brewed cheap yellow fizzy lagers. Read More

Twitter users split on boycott over move against McGowan

Activists, celebrities and journalists have joined a boycott of Twitter to protest the social media platform’s locking of the account of actress Rose McGowan, a fierce critic of film producer Harvey Weinstein over his alleged sexual harassment and assaults of women. Read More

Wildfire burns home of ‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz

Updated on  October 12, 2017 at 3:19 pm
The home of “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz burned to the ground in the deadly California wildfires but his widow escaped, her stepson said today. Read More

Bruno Mars leads American Music Awards nominees

Bruno Mars is the top nominee with eight nods at the American Music Awards, while The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all earned five nominations apiece. Read More

Aldean to resume tour after Vegas mass shooting

Country star Jason Aldean is set to make an emotional return to the stage after cancelling tour dates following the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Read More

Older Stories