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How 1 post about Nicki Minaj spiraled into online chaos

Wanna Thompson has long considered herself a Nicki Minaj fan. So when she posted a tweet about Minaj’s recent musical direction, Thompson hoped only to spark a conversation. What happened next was one part dystopian sci-fi, one part everyday occurrence in pop-culture circles online: Minaj’s fans attacked. Then Minaj did, too. Read More

Star’s racist tweet might doom ‘Roseanne’s’ Emmy chances

If “Roseanne” has a shot at Emmy honors, it’s because television academy voters are willing to overlook Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that ended the revival after one triumphant season. Read More

IHOP acknowledges it faked IHOb name change

The pancake chain has acknowledged that a name change announced last month was just a publicity stunt to promote its hamburger menu. Read More

Drake has 7 of the Top 10 songs on Billboard Hot 100 chart

Drake officially owns the Billboard charts, where seven of his songs currently sit in the Top 10. All 25 tracks from Drake’s ultra-popular “Scorpion” album, released on June 29, are on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Read More

Johnny Depp sued by ‘City of Lies’ crew member over alleged attack

A crew member on the upcoming film “City of Lies” has filed suit against star Johnny Depp, claiming the financially strapped actor physically and verbally assaulted him on set — and offered up to $100,000 for the crew member to punch him in the face. Read More

Shari Lynn enjoys New York, Eden Lee Murray joins La Pietra

Shari Lynn is on her annual work-and-play trip to New York, while Eden Lee Murray, former Hawaii Theatre Center education director, joins the faculty at La Pietra. Read More

Mass shooting survivors turn pain into progress

In the four months since a mass shooting at David Hogg’s high school rekindled the gun debate in the United States, the sharp-tongued recent high-school graduate has become a leading voice of the student-led Never Again movement — and a lightning rod for contempt from opponents on the right. It wasn’t an accident. Read More

4 Things We Love

A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. Read More

Kumu Kahua’s ‘38 Minutes’ tackles false missile alert

“38 Minutes” seeks to explore Jan. 13, 2018, a day when the end seemed nigh after mobile alerts warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii just past 8 in the morning. Read More

‘Princess and the Iso Peanut’ revival delivers laughs at Kaimuki High

In the 19 years since Lisa Matsumoto’s musical comedy “The Princess and the Iso Peanut” premiered at Diamond Head Theatre, her cross-cultural retelling of “The Princess and the Pea” has become a beloved piece of local theater. Read More

2018-2019 Honolulu Theater Season Calendar

A new year of island theater begins with a special preseason show at Kumu Kahua Theatre, the kickoff of the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival and Chaminade University’s first show of the 2018-2019 season. Read More

On the Scene with Patrick Fujioka

Patrick Fujioka was a junior at Saint Louis School when he was cast in the school’s production of “Arms and the Man.” Theater has been part of his life ever since. Read More

DJ Steve Aoki to drop remix of BTS single ‘Truth Untold’

Jet-setter DJ and producer Steve Aoki, who performs all over the world, will be releasing a remix of “The Truth Untold,” a song by BTS. Read More

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