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                                Preschoolers explored the Children’s Discovery Center’s new Hello From Japan exhibit, with play areas including a Dress Kawaii station, a karaoke booth and a Shinto shrine.

Exhibit at Children’s Discovery Center lets visitors explore two sides of Tokyo

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 2:29 am

Exhibit at Children’s Discovery Center lets visitors explore two sides of Tokyo

Updated on  February 6, 2016 at 2:29 am

Briefs

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 1:36 am

Also opening in theaters

For complete movie listings and schedules, see today’s TGIF. Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 1:36 am

On the Scene

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Updated on  February 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm

Fu’s reign begins

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Updated on  February 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm
John Berger’s On the Scene photos run throughout the week. Contact him at jberger@staradvertiser.com. Read More

5 Things We Love

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                                Get a bouquet of 18 Fair Trade roses at Costco.

Updated on  February 1, 2016 at 11:41 am

Roses grown without synthetic treatments

KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Get a bouquet of 18 Fair Trade roses at Costco.

Updated on  February 1, 2016 at 11:41 am
I fell in love at first sight with Rainforest Alliance Certified roses six years ago, and my passion for these long-stemmed beauties has only deepened with time. Read More

Garden Party

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                                Horticulturalist and Hawaiian fern expert Kay Lynch works in one of her research greenhouses at La‘au Hawai‘i, her nonprofit nursery. She is pictured among hapuu pulu tree ferns.

Updated on  January 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

Horticulturist dedicates her life to the delicate fern

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Horticulturalist and Hawaiian fern expert Kay Lynch works in one of her research greenhouses at La‘au Hawai‘i, her nonprofit nursery. She is pictured among hapuu pulu tree ferns.

Updated on  January 26, 2016 at 10:06 am
At a broad work table beneath the dappled sunlight on her lanai, Kay Lynch examines the beginnings of a palapalai fern, its tender roots and fronds nestled inside a glass flask. Read More

Good Fit

COURTESY BRENT ANBE, LEFT; KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Brent Anbe, left, before his transformation, poses with singer and actor Nick Jonas. A transformed Anbe stands in front of the original “Five-0” stage at the “Hawaii Five-0” offices.

Consistence is secret behind physical transformation

COURTESY BRENT ANBE, LEFT; KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Brent Anbe, left, before his transformation, poses with singer and actor Nick Jonas. A transformed Anbe stands in front of the original “Five-0” stage at the “Hawaii Five-0” offices.
Motivation can come when a person least expects it, a reality check you never saw coming. For Brent Anbe, the 36-year-old casting associate for “Hawaii Five-0,” a photograph turned his life around. Read More

Health Options

Updated on  January 26, 2016 at 1:33 am

Food type dictates how well nutrients will be absorbed

Our Jan. 12 article stressed the critical importance to health of providing the body with an adequate supply of all essential nutrients. To do this requires the intestine to absorb an adequate supply of these essential nutrients. Read More
Updated on  January 26, 2016 at 1:33 am

On Tap in Hawaii

Nitrogen beers aren’t new, but really deliver the flavor

Craft beer has always been driven by innovation, risk and experimentation. Without craft brewers pushing the boundaries of flavor, we would still be a nation of light lagers and bland, similar tastes. Read More

Weekly Eater

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jidori chicken with orange sauce, fried garlic and chilies is served with a cup of “Sexpot” green tea on the new dinner menu at The Nook Neighborhood Bistro.

Nook carves out new niche

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jidori chicken with orange sauce, fried garlic and chilies is served with a cup of “Sexpot” green tea on the new dinner menu at The Nook Neighborhood Bistro.
The Nook Neighborhood Bistro opened in summer 2014 and quickly picked up a following due to its homey vibe and casual brunch offerings, which featured creative twists and an emphasis on sustainability. Read More

By the Glass

Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Chefs, sommelier team up for some food-wine magic

One of my goals this year is to provide more education in the field of wine. Read More
Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm

By Request

BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kalua Pig and Green Onion Hash.

Celebrate your love at LCC with benefit brunch buffet

BETTY SHIMABUKURO / BSHIMABUKURO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kalua Pig and Green Onion Hash.
If you and your honeybunch have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day — as in, yeah, we’d like to celebrate, but not on the scale of a multihundred-dollar dinner — I have a deal for you. Read More

Outtakes

COURTESY CHRISTOPHER KWOCK
                                The Merata Mita Fellowship was given to Hawaii filmmaker Ciara Leina‘ala Lacy, second from left, at the Sundance Film Festival’s Native Forum breakfast Monday. Joining her were, from left, Merata’s sons Heperi and Rafer Mita, and Bird Runningwater.

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm

Filmmaker’s work reflects loyalty to indigenous voices

COURTESY CHRISTOPHER KWOCK
                                The Merata Mita Fellowship was given to Hawaii filmmaker Ciara Leina‘ala Lacy, second from left, at the Sundance Film Festival’s Native Forum breakfast Monday. Joining her were, from left, Merata’s sons Heperi and Rafer Mita, and Bird Runningwater.

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm
Aspiring Honolulu filmmaker Ciara Leina‘ala Lacy never met the late Maori filmmaker Merata Mita, but the two are kindred spirits: female champions of indigenous voices. Read More

Electric Kitchen

Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Holiday dishes prepared with promise of prosperity

Welcome the dynamic and fast-paced Year of the Red Fire Monkey with symbolic food to bring good fortune for this Chinese New Year. Read More
Updated on  February 2, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Hawaii Gardens

COURTESY HEIDI BORNHORST
                                A close-up of the delicate flowers and leaves of ulei, a native Hawaiian plant that deserves to be more widely cultivated.

Updated on  January 18, 2016 at 11:44 am

Lacy native Hawaiian plant needs to be grown with care

COURTESY HEIDI BORNHORST
                                A close-up of the delicate flowers and leaves of ulei, a native Hawaiian plant that deserves to be more widely cultivated.

Updated on  January 18, 2016 at 11:44 am
I was reminded about a fabulous yet undergrown native Hawaiian plant on our New Year’s Day hike with my epic neighbors and their akamai son, Scotty. Read More

The Green Leaf

Environmental groups laud national ban on microbeads

While he vacationed in Hawaii, President Barack Obama signed a bill phasing out the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products, which harm the ocean. Read More

K-­Drama

Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 10:34 am

K-Drama: Film series to kick off year with comedy ‘Beauty Inside’

The Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village series starts 2016 with a romantic Korean comedy, “The Beauty Inside,” about a furniture designer who wakes up in a different body every morning but is the same person on the inside. Read More
Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 10:34 am

Looking Back

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                                The Rev. Abner Hale and his wife, Jerusha (Max Von Sydow and Julie Andrews), a missionary couple, ask Malama (Jocelyne LaGarde) for permission to save the life of a newborn baby in the film adaptation of James A. Michener’s “Hawaii.”

Big-budget movie ‘Hawaii’ came out a half-century ago

STAR-ADVERTISER / 1965
                                The Rev. Abner Hale and his wife, Jerusha (Max Von Sydow and Julie Andrews), a missionary couple, ask Malama (Jocelyne LaGarde) for permission to save the life of a newborn baby in the film adaptation of James A. Michener’s “Hawaii.”
The movie “Hawaii” was released in theaters 50 years ago, though the struggle to bring the novel to the screen began in August 1959 when the Mirisch Corp. paid $600,000 to acquire the movie rights to James A. Michener’s 800-page book. Read More

Calendars

Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 9:44 pm

Artweek

Send items at least two weeks inadvance of publication to 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813, fax 529-4750 or email joshiro@staradvertiser.com. Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2016 at 9:44 pm

Show Biz

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                                Frank De Lima

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 7:46 pm

Midler set to make a splash next year in Broadway show

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Frank De Lima

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 7:46 pm
Hawaii’s Bette Midler is expected to become Broadway’s highest-paid actress when she tackles the Dolly Gallagher Levi matchmaker role, famously portrayed by Carol Channing on stage and Barbra Streisand in film, in a 2017 stage reboot of “Hello, Dolly!” Read More

Wood Craft

COURTESY JIMMY BORGES
                                Jimmy Borges, above, was named an honorary member of the UH Warriors basketball team Jan. 6. At left, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko presents “When Strangers Meet” on Jan. 30.

Borges wears his UH honor with genuine Warriors pride

COURTESY JIMMY BORGES
                                Jimmy Borges, above, was named an honorary member of the UH Warriors basketball team Jan. 6. At left, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko presents “When Strangers Meet” on Jan. 30.
Singer Jimmy Borges was looking good and standing taller than any player on the court as he was named an honorary member of the University of Hawaii basketball team and given Warriors jersey No. 1 on Jan. 6 at the Stan Sheriff Center. Read More

Tryouts

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Nitin Mewara and Michelle Tigchelaar, at left, and Stacey Mcmahan and Ron Kayano attended a recent swing dancing class at Ong King Art Center at 184 N. King St. in Chinatown.

Cut a rug at Hawaii Jitterbugs’ weekly swing dance classes

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Nitin Mewara and Michelle Tigchelaar, at left, and Stacey Mcmahan and Ron Kayano attended a recent swing dancing class at Ong King Art Center at 184 N. King St. in Chinatown.
Broaden your fitness options in 2016 with upbeat, fast-paced swing dancing. Lessons are offered through Hawaii Jitterbugs, a nonprofit organization that preserves and promotes swing dancing and the Lindy hop on Thursday nights at Ong King Art Center in Chinatown. Read More

The Little Foodie

MARIKO JACKSON / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Updated on  January 27, 2016 at 11:12 am

Sauteed bread is key to versatile avo recipe

MARIKO JACKSON / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Updated on  January 27, 2016 at 11:12 am
Now that it’s January, I join all the resolute in making better choices, such as avoiding cookies when I begin my day. Instead, I plan on eating as much real food as possible. Read More

Island Mele

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Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 7:48 pm

Opera looks at Medusa as a victim of the gods

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Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 7:48 pm
Medusa as victim rather than monstrous villain — that’s the premise of the latest rock opera from Gerard K. Gonsalves and Tin Idol Productions. Sandy “Storm” Essman stars in the title role with Darren Soliven as narrator. Read More

Sunday Comics

Trouble in Paradise

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Trouble in Paradise

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nemu*nemu: Blue Hawaii

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Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 7:59 pm

Nemu*Nemu: Blue Hawaii

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Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 7:59 pm
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Calabash

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Updated on  January 24, 2016 at 1:48 am

Calabash

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Updated on  January 24, 2016 at 1:48 am

Book Reviews

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Updated on  January 24, 2016 at 1:43 am

Memoir recalls crisis, healing

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Updated on  January 24, 2016 at 1:43 am
“Dancing was freedom,” recalls Valerie Carpenter in her memoir co-authored with Mark Osmun, a former Honolulu Advertiser reporter and Carpenter’s Langley High School classmate in Virginia. Read More