On a sunny afternoon, Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, a married couple from the frozen Midwest, were hanging a large abstract canvas brushed with red-and-blue shapes outside the gallery of the Honolulu Museum Art School. Story »
Rick and Susan Jackson live high on a hill. From their windows you can see all the way from Koko Head to Waikiki. What distinguishes them from their Waialae Nui neighbors is that the panorama vies for the couple's attention with their collection of 5,000 books. 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 »
A WONDERFUL NIGHT AT THE HEART BALL
Silver table sponsor Dr. Angela Pratt, left, welcomed Miss Hawaii USA 2015 Emma Wo, Miss Hawaii Teen USA Kyla Hee and Miss Hawaii High School America 2015 Ciana Pele?kai to Heart Ball 2015, a gala fundraiser for the American Heart Association of Hawaii, Feb. 21 at the Sheraton Wai?kiki. More than 1,200 people filled the Hawaii Ballroom for the A-list social gathering, which has become Honolulu’s top black-tie fundraising event. For more photos, see HonoluluPulse.com.
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It's easy to understand why the Hawaii-based producers involved with "Pali Road," a romantic thriller shot on Oahu for Chinese audiences, are excited about the project: The China Film Agency estimates the country adds 14 new screens a day, making it the fastest-growing movie market in the world. 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 »
Get ready for the 21st Annual Honolulu Festival, taking place Friday to March 8. Highlights include a grand parade in Waikiki, educational programs, the Friendship Party at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, a craft fair, workshops, performances and a Nagoya Fireworks show, which is dazzling every year. Story »