In most fairy tales the noble and pure heroes or heroines confront villains who are not only evil, but have no redeeming qualities. Hawaii Theatre's weekend production of "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" is something of an exception. Story »
As its imposing title suggests, the Russian drama "Leviathan" is something of a monster movie. It turns on a modern-day Job who endures trials and tribulations in an Arctic town in northern Russia. Story »
"The Lazarus Effect" is not the usual mindless thriller, but it's as flat as an open soda can from last week, with dull characters and virtually every scene taking place in a single location. It looks like it cost about twelve bucks to make — and somebody got robbed. Story »
The Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘i has scheduled a forum of national and local scholars titled “Non-Violence: Philosophy and Practice in World Religions” that will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway.
A sculpture depicting the head of Michelangelo's David is among many art pieces in the collection at the 14-story garden belonging to retirees Dr. Rodney Powell, front, and Bob Eddinger at their home on Tantalus.
Bob Eddinger and Dr. Rodney Powell love spending just as much time in their garden as they do indoors, so they've created dozens of outdoor "rooms," as they call them, to enjoy the views from the hillside behind their home atop Tantalus. Story »
About every five years, the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services revise their dietary guidelines for Americans. The document affects everything from school lunch decisions to health advice from your doctor. Story »
For a change of pace, I thought I'd recommend some Beaujolais for Valentine's Day this year. Beaujolais is a region in France at the southern tip of Burgundy, home of the gamay noir grape variety. Story »
University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman, left, talked with Nina Keali‘iwahamana, Palani Vaughan, director/playwright Tammy Haili‘opua Baker and Sarah Ayat Keahi after the opening-night performance of Baker’s Hawaiian-language play, “La‘ieikawai,” Friday at Kennedy Theatre. Vaughan’s family traces its genealogy back to the story’s heroine, alii wahine La‘ieikawai. Keali‘iwahamana and Keahi performed a different treatment of the tale at the Waikiki Shell in 1961. See my review at honolulupulse.com.
When he decided to tell the story of Tyke, the circus elephant that rampaged through Honolulu in 1994, documentary filmmaker Stefan Moore knew the collective memory of that event was overwhelmingly negative. Story »
Q: Why are some of my mango flowers turning dark? A: According to University of Hawaii at Manoa plant pathologist specialist Scot Nelson, the symptoms you see are caused by a fungus that first appears as a white powder on the flowers and eventually alters infected flowers. Story »
Many of us want Hawaii to be more self-sufficient — growing and eating locally grown food. Farming in Hawaii takes a lot of akamai hard work, skill and, of course, land and water. Do you wonder whether you are up to the task? Story »
Tucked in the back of Kailua Beach Center, around the corner from President Obama's favorite shave ice stop, Island Snow, the Kailua Bay Learning Center is seeking to educate tourists and locals alike about the impact of littering on Hawaii's beaches. Story »
When Tyce Nielsen does a pullup, effortlessly rising and falling like a fitness metronome, the muscles in his arms look as if they are going to burst through his skin. But Nielsen's real strength isn't in his mango-size biceps. It's in his hands. Story »
The current big trend has everyone seeking locally made products. It doesn't matter whether it's produce or a craft, sought by locals or tourists — the goal is finding things made right here in Hawaii. Beer is no exception. But what actually makes a beer local? Story »
The new year is already shaping up to be like the last, with the trending of the Japanese restaurant. Rijo has opened in the long-shuttered Palomino space in downtown Honolulu, and elsewhere there's teppanyaki for the high-earner crowd. Story »
Four Hawaii actors — plus one backstager with creative input — will be featured in the latest revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I," which will begin preview performances March 3 en route to its April 16 premiere at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York. Story »