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Friday, March 27, 2015         

Features

 Actor will screen 2 cult films in Chinatown
Crispin Hellion Glover, the eccentric actor/avant-garde director, will screen his two cult films and present his "Big Slide Show" this weekend at Nextdoor. Story »
Home" is an energetic, obvious animated comedy packed with the sort of low humor and silly laughs that drive very small children wild. Story »

As high-spirited as its title suggests, "Wild Tales" opens on a savage note and ends, well, that's for you to find out. In between its shocker start and equally startling windup, this Argentine anthology offers up a scabrous, often unsettlingly funny look at human behavior in extremis. Story »

The zombie movie “Dead Rising: Watchtower” might hold rewards for people who have spent hours immersed in the video game series on which it’s based. Judged as a free-standing film, though, it’s a time waster devoid of the wit and depth of other walking-dead fare currently available — see, for instance, the new CW series “iZombie.” Story »

"Get Hard," the prepping-for-prison would-be comedy from Will Ferrell and comedian-of-the-moment Kevin Hart, is about as funny as life imprisonment without the possibility of parole — or laughter. Story »

The nameless, shape-shifting horror that stalks the blond, 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe) in David Robert Mitchell's cool, controlled horror film, "It Follows," might be described as the very incarnation of paranoia. Story »

For Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Benefit dinner to feature chef of Pig and the Lady • Waikiki eateries support MDA soiree at the Royal • Kids are ready to peddle their unique lemon drinks • KCC wins silver in culinary contest
The Honolulu Chamber Music Series will pre­sent New York Polyphony in concert at 7:30 p.m. March 28 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  Story »

The Rev. Jack Bomar, a native of Tennessee and founder of Blessing Hands USA Inc., is the new senior minister at Unity Church of Hawaii.  Story »

Columns
 Diane Moses turns broken pots into artful planters
When life hands you shards, make a decorative multilevel planter. Diane Moses, community relations specialist at the Board of Water Supply, likes to save pieces from broken terracotta pots and ceramic plates as the materials for building eye-catching planters. Story »
The recent tropical cyclone devastation in Vanuatu demonstrated the vulnerability of living on islands. With Hawaii being the most geographically isolated islands in the world, clearly we are vulnerable to similar natural disasters. Story »

Selecting a wine can be an overwhelming process for many wine drinkers faced with the multitude of bottles and labels lined up on shelves. I've heard countless times that, in the face of confusion, people will select a wine based not just on sale prices, but even pretty packaging or an eye-catching label. Story »

 On the Scene


Reality television often looks stranger than fiction, but there's no way a writer could invent the life of Dr. Scott Sims, the barefoot veterinarian from the north shore of Kauai.  Story »

During the 1950s Arthur Godfrey was one of the most popular personalities on both radio and television.  Story »

Plants are amazing! They need no added nutrients to germinate. Once they sprout, they'll need fertilizer to grow but inside each little seed is the energy and food required to reproduce another plant. Each seed capsule also retains information of environmental pressures to where it was grown. Story »

Q: My parents' tangerine tree, which fruits faithfully every New Year, is looking very sick. What can we do? It seems to be dying and I can't tell why. Story »

Jennifer Metz Kane has been shopping without plastic bags for more than three years, and it's not because she's getting ready for the plastic bag ban that begins July 1. It's part of a journey she began in 2010. Story »

 Rhythm of a workout 
George Kam's forehead wrinkled slightly as he closed his eyes and reminisced about his first encounter with a speed bag, decades ago in the shade of a colossal mango tree. Story »
Over the past two years, we have seen beers from dozens of new and exciting breweries come to Hawaii, offering endless choices from practically every corner of the globe. But one U.S. state in particular has really increased its presence here. Story »

With its exceptional quality, presentation and service, Sushi Ginza Onodera has become a trusted destination for sushi aficionados in spite of its $160- to $250-per-person omakase dinners. Story »

If your mission is to save money and eat better by packing healthier home lunches, the Mason jar is ready to be your friend. The container that revolutionized home canning more than 150 years ago is undergoing a revival as a receptacle for grab-and-go meals.  Story »

Spring is here, and the crisp weather is perfect for enjoying hearty soups. Spring soups are full of flavor and color thanks to the wide array of vegetables and fruits in season.  Story »

My father is an adventurous foodie, but there are a few classic foods he can never pass up on. If you take him to an ice cream parlor, he will always order vanilla. If there is a pork chop that promises to be perfect, he will get it. If there is bread pudding on the dessert menu, he has eyes for nothing else.  Story »

Author Graham "Sandy" Salisbury, who has island roots, will be inducted as an honorary member into the 100th Battalion Veterans organization May 5 at the 100th clubhouse. Salisbury will be joining a list of only 25 other honorees. Story »

Actor Jo Ramsey is on a roll, moving fromGary Cooper to the Lion King. Ramsey, of Laie, made his Honolulu theatrical debut in Kumu Kahua's recent "My Name is Gary Cooper," earning raves. Story »

The Busan International Film Festival is going through some changes as the festival's longtime programmer and executive director, Lee Yong-kwan, was recommended to step down this past January by Busan City Mayor Suh Byung-soo after a special audit on BIFF was taken. Story »

"On budget and on schedule." No, we're not talking about the Honolulu rail project but about Kuana Torres Kahele and his almost unprecedented commitment to record and release six full-length albums — each one a collection of new songs about a different Hawaiian island — over a three-year period starting in 2014.  Story »

Aggression isn't something familiar to a lot of folks, so when confronted with a violent situation, many people don't know how to respond. Krav Maga, a self-defense system developed by the Israeli military, can help. Story »

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