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On the Scene with Jose Dynamite

On the Scene with Jose Dynamite

Things We Love

Da Kine 5 Tings We Love: Valentine’s Day

Updated on  February 12, 2018 at 10:38 am
You still dunno what for buy your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day on Wednesday? Author and playwright Lee A. Tonouchi, aka “Da Pidgin Guerrilla,” offers his thoughtful suggestions. Read More

She Speaks

There’s no sure path to finding your passion

Updated on  February 11, 2018 at 5:16 pm
If I made a list of likely occupations my son would have chosen for a career, sushi chef would have ranked about 129th. Yet there he is, in his fourth month of on-the-job training in a little family-run restaurant on Maui. Read More

In the Lineup

It takes time to get a surfer’s priorities straight

Updated on  February 5, 2018 at 3:44 pm
Spectators at the Pipe Masters competition in December were shocked to see Gabriel Medina drop in front and nearly on top of Kelly Slater, who was emerging from a barrel at Back Door. Medina wasn’t penalized. Why not? Read More

Five-0 Redux

To see ‘Five-0’ in action — patience and respect are key

Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 3:22 pm
The dream of any “Hawaii Five-0” fan is a chance to visit the set of their favorite show to meet the actors and perhaps capture a picture or two of their experience. Over the eight seasons, the show has been shooting in Hawaiʻi, we’ve seen many a lucky fan meet the cast and crew of the hit television show. Read More

On the Scene

On the Scene with Jose Dynamite

Jose Dynamite decided to come to Hawaii after hearing about the islands’ party reputation while a high schooler in St. Louis, Mo. By the time he graduated from Chaminade University, he’d decided to stay. Read More

Garden Party

Hawaii Kai duo grow an oasis that benefits the body and soul

Updated on  November 11, 2017 at 6:58 pm
The garden keeps them busy but provides plenty of benefits for this engaging couple. Read More

Hawaii Gardens

Community gardens serve as inspiration

Updated on  January 22, 2018 at 4:16 pm
There are so many fabulous greens we can grow in our gardens here in Hawaii. If you growyour own, you can keep them pesticide-free, and you know they are fresh because you picked them yourself. Read More


Korean star Taeyang visits Hawaii for prenup photos

Updated on  February 10, 2018 at 6:06 pm
Hawaii continues to be a desirable destination for Korean celebrities seeking a romantic getaway. Big Bang member Taeyang was recently in Hawaii with his fiancee, Min Hyo-rin, for a wedding photo shoot and video filming. Read More

Rearview Mirror

The Kingston Trio left an indelible memory in Waikiki

Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 11:32 pm
Randall McCord of Silver Creek, Ga., wrote to me recently about a great musical group he first saw in Hawaii: the Kingston Trio. Read More


Show Biz

Amy Hanaiali‘i fills in while Willie K undergoes cancer treatment

Updated on  February 10, 2018 at 6:06 pm
When cancer strikes, friends respond. Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom has stepped up to the plate to pinch-hit for ailing friend Willie K in gigs at Maui’s Mulligans on the Blue and Oahu’s Blue Note Hawaii. Read More

Wood Craft

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 11:05 pm
Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read More

Book Reviews

New York Times Top Books of 2017

The New York Times’ critics have made their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction books of the year. Read More