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Friday, August 29, 2014         

Features

Feudal fury
"Kundo: Age of the Rampant" may be unknown to the broader American public, but for fans of South Korean cinema, it's already legendary. The film debuted in its home country this year with an opening-day box-office record. Story »
"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here," is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping horror flick "As Above, So Below." Story »

Though it takes place in Poland in 1962 — a weary, disenchanted country grinding along under gray, post-Stalinist skies — Pawel Pawlikowski's "Ida" has some of the structure and feeling of an ancient folk tale. Story »

"Frank" feels like a "festival film" aimed squarely at one festival. Here's an eccentric tragicomedy with music, built to play like gangbusters at Austin's South by Southwest music-movie fanboy/fangirl festival. Story »

The summer Obon season is nearly here, honoring the Buddhist tradition of commemorating family ancestors, who are said to return to this world to visit relatives. Here is a list of festivities across the state. Story »

For Friday, August 29, 2014
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Hawaii and Israel are on opposite sides of the world, but when it comes to matters of the heart, both stand on essentially the same ground, former Gov. Linda Lingle said at a "Pro-Israel Rally" this week at the state Capitol. Story »

Lawyers working on changing legislation to allow Micronesians to continue receiving Medicaid benefits will deliver an update on the legal struggle at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Kalihi. Story »

Columns
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.  Story »

The equation for good health includes variables we can control, and others, not so much. With diet and exercise, we can make choices to enhance health. But when it comes to the everyday stresses in life, the triggers may be primarily out of our control. Life happens! Story »

There certainly have been some hot days this summer. Over the years, I have discovered that when I'm hot, heavy amounts of oak and higher alcohol levels in wine are not what I am looking for. Story »

 On the Scene


When the videojournalists at Waianae Intermediate planned to produce a story about a transgender classmate for "Hiki No," the student news show on PBS Hawaii, Robert Pennybacker held his breath — but only for a moment. Story »

Football season is nearly upon us, and 40 years ago, the World Football League was launched with 12 franchises, including one right here in Honolulu. The team was dubbed The Hawaiians. Story »

Summer is the perfect time of year to plant a pollinator garden. Creating a habitat is one of the best ways we can support our pollinators and slow the declines we have experienced in Hawaii due to habitat loss, pesticide usage, disease and introduced species. Story »

Bromeliads are interesting, diverse and unusual plants with varieties ranging from the wispy Spanish moss to the huge Vriesea imperialis to the one edible bromeliad: the pineapple. Story »

Sue Cowing calls it a “burning wing.” It’s a sharp pain that would flare up under her left shoulder blade whenever Cowing, an award-winning poet and writer, sat for too long at her computer or while writing in her notebook.  Story »

There was a time not very long ago when it was difficult to find a good selection of great craft beer in Hawaii. Story »

Few ever take the time to consider the bagel. It's a most serviceable form of food, providing cheap fuel or a sturdy base for lovely lox and nice and fatty cream cheese.  Story »

Two supermarket chains were among the most active recruiters at the Culinary Institute of America when Keoni Chang was a student there in the early '90s.  Story »

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association anticipates more than 50,000 attendees at its 32nd annual Okinawan Festival at Kapiolani Park this weekend.  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 »

Former Kahala Hilton public relations chief Kay Ahearn, 80, died Aug. 5. Kay was much more than a PR woman dealing with media at the hotel, now The Kahala Hotel and Resort; she was more like a manager helping to see that guests. Story »

He hasn't officially confirmed (or denied) the casting, but Jason Momoa, the actor from Hawaii, will almost certainly portray Aquaman in an upcoming movie. Momoa surely has the physique for Aquaman. Story »

South Korea was honored with a visit from Pope Francis this month. Known as the "People's Pope," the Pontiff was getting around town in a compact Kia Soul car. His last message to the divided Korea: "Forgive and be united as one people." Story »

"Slow jams" was the term used in the 1990s to describe songs with slow rhythms, introspective lyrics and heavy, solid bass lines. Vocalist Maryanne Ito and her producers revive that genre with her debut album and toss in an up-tempo dance club cut as well.  Story »

A sincere desire to help the Hawaiian monk seal survive as a species is what motivates independent filmmakers Robin and Andrew Eitelberg of Monterey, Calif. Story »


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