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Lee Cataluna

Former Hawaii resident fights fear and spreads puns in Missouri

For nine years, Kevin Hand ran through the streets of Honolulu spreading fun. He worked as an artist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and got through late nights and heartbreaking stories by looking for ways to make people laugh. Read More

By Request

Potato tots prove worthy in variety of recipes

Tot churros have the cinnamon-sugar flavor of churros, those Mexican fritters made of fried bread dough. But at the center of each is a fried potato tot. Read More


After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

In the Lineup

Surf meet rules should place public above commercial concerns

The City and County of Honolulu’s draft revised rules governing permits for surf meets on Oahu’s North Shore may not seem to concern those who don’t live or surf there. But controlling shoreline usage for this vast stretch of our island impacts us all. Read More

Incidental Lives

Girl shares Holocaust survivors’ memories

Just 16 years old, Emily Kuwaye already has had the good fortune — and good parenting — to have experienced cultures as far-flung as Slovakia, Japan, France and the Philippines. Read More

Ferd's Words

UH football, volleyball ticket sales dip to low

Season-ticket sales are trending down significantly for what has traditionally been the University of Hawaii’s two best-selling teams: football and Rainbow Wahine volleyball. Read More

Further Review

UH to host program for at-risk youths

A chance meeting in a garage more than a decade ago got the idea going. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Kaimuki’s XO marks the spot for local with a twist

XO restaurant is the kind of place for family and friends to gather over filling shared plates. Bring a date only if you’re at a point in your relationship where seeing a potential mate gorge on a colossal plate of adobo fried chicken won’t be a deal breaker. Read More

She Speaks

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


7 drinks to order this summer on Oahu

While the seasons may not change much in Hawaii, the summertime months usually bring updates to bar menus around the islands as establishments refresh their offerings for customers. Sip your way through summer with this lineup of seven drinks available now on Oahu. Read More

On the Scene

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


Hugely ballistic Trump tweets; Hirono’s 4-letter-word retort

June is done and it’s time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read More

Volcanic Ash

Hanabusa coasts on leadership claims while vague on policy

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is campaigning for governor on her abilities as a leader, but she is failing the first obligation of political leadership: telling voters exactly where she intends to lead us. Read More

On Politics

Show Biz

John Travolta, Kelly Preston get malasada fix at Leonard’s Bakery

Hawaii-born Kelly Preston gave Leo­nard’s Bakery’s malasadas a huge boost in the July 2 edition of People magazine. Read More