"This is Where I Leave You" is a big, broad dysfunctional family comedy, sort of a "Parenthood" pushed into R-rated "Adulthood" territory. Jonathan Tropper has turned his novel into a script that becomes the quintessential Shawn Levy comedy. Story »
One of the problems with movies based on young adult fiction — "Divergent," "Ender's Game" and "The Giver" — is that they tend to take a long time trying to explain the complicated world where the action unfolds. Story »
Best Fall Fair: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Ewa Community Church, 91-1258 Renton Road, with crafts, baked goods, food, rummage sale, collectibles and more. Call 681-3471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Story »
Several individuals and groups devoted to social justice issues will be honored at The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii's 12th annual Community Awards celebration and banquet. The event will feature the theme "Transformation to a Better World" and the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy. Story »
The Catholic Diocese of Honolulu has named Kristin Leandro as director of its safe-environment and charter compliance program, which is responsible for overseeing adults who have frequent contact with minors and investigating child abuse allegations, among other duties. Story »
You could say that Errol and Nancy Rubin aren't afraid of heights, given that their garden is basically a straight climb up more than 125 steps. Their multilevel home in Enchanted Lake, Kailua, is right up against a large hillside.
People have a lot of food fears. MSG, aspartame, sugar, trans fats and GMO foods are just a few that are high on many peoples' lists of concerns. Some popular food fears are quite legitimate and deserving of careful attention. Story »
YOUNG STARS SHINE AT SUNSET JAZZ
La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls faculty member Shari Lynn, left, introduced two of her students, Jaresha Gladney and Amanda Apa, to singer Jimmy Borges at the sold-out Sunset Jazz concert on the Diamond Head campus Sunday. Lynn serves as emcee and featured female vocalist at the school’s annual fundraising concerts, and Borges is her charismatic co-headliner. It’s become a tradition for Lynn’s best students to perform, and Gladney and Apa did her proud with their showcase numbers.
Gordy Hoffman, an award-winning screenwriter, an instructor at the University of California at Los Angles film school and founder of the popular BlueCat Screenplay Competition, says he's passionate about inspiring storytellers and will be on Oahu this week to lead four workshops. Story »
Knee Deep Brewing Co. has built its brand on big, bold, incredibly hop-forward beers. The tiny brewery located in Auburn, Calif., in the Sierra Nevada foothills has quickly captured the hearts of hop-loving craft beer enthusiasts around the country. Story »
Certain food cravings and memories that endure over time cannot be sated, for whatever reason -- a restaurant closure, for example, or the passing of a generation of cooks who held the family's secret recipes. Story »
The plate lunches at Rainbow Drive-In fall firmly in the category of not-broke-don't-fix. Change is unnecessary for purposes of taste or economics (Rainbow already moves 1,600 to 1,800 plate lunches every day, thank you very much). But growth, that's OK. Story »
When the first large wave of Portuguese immigrants arrived in 1878, they brought a distinctive cuisine that bears Mediterranean influences and incorporates a variety of spices such as chilies, coriander, cinnamon and saffron. Story »
As a child, I ate sheets of teriyaki-flavored nori by the dozens. Green flecks lived in my teeth. I'd try to get non-Japanese friends to eat some, but I think they assumed I was crazy to eat stuff that was considered fish food. Story »
Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo are back together 11 years after their big hit drama "Stairway to Heaven." The duo stars in the new drama "Temptation." "Stairway to Heaven" took Kwon to superstardom in Japan. Story »
Imagine a Waikiki with considerably fewer coconut palm trees.
If the coconut rhinoceros beetle, a native of Southeast Asia, establishes a population in Waikiki, that could become a very real scenario, according to Rob Curtiss, acting plant pest control branch manager for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Story »
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