In conjunction with the themes of this year's Hawaii State Public Library System Children's ("Every Hero Has a Story") and Teen ("Unmask!") Summer Reading Programs, the state librarians recommend these books. Story »
With the scriptural prospect of paradise awaiting him in the Pure Land, University of Hawaii professor emeritus Alfred Bloom knows that he should be dancing for joy as he faces the end of his life.
The Mediterranean Courtyard at the Honolulu Museum of Art was transformed into a Persian Paradise Garden with the addition of plants and trees for fragrance, fruit and shade, and a quadrangle of raised beds and faux fountain tiles for geometric harmony. The enclosed garden was part of the Garden Club of Honolulu's 2015 Shangri La Major Flower & Horticulture Show, which ended Sunday and won a special commendation from the Garden Club of America.
A pop-up Persian garden and floral fantasies — the Garden Club of Honolulu's Major Flower & Horticulture Show — materialized as if by magic in the Honolulu Museum of Art over the weekend, after which it vanished, leaving only traces of fragrance and dreams. Story »
It is estimated that about 1 out of 3 pregnant women in the U.S. are at least marginally iodine deficient. It is not so clear how marginal iodine deficiency in the mother affects brain development of the fetus during pregnancy and in the infant during breast-feeding. Story »
The Halekulani recently hosted a most memorable wine and food tasting event. Kevin Toyama, cellar master, convinced an all-star group of artisan, family-owned wineries from southern France and Italy to come to the islands to share their wines and expertise. Story »
Yo ho ho and a bottle o' rum
Rum was the beverage of the morning as Robert Dawson, left, Kim Taylor Reece, Kim Gennaula, state Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz and Jason Brand celebrated the blessing of the KoHana Rum tasting room and retail outlet May 21 in Kunia. The festivities included rum shots, lunch by Lanai Tabura’s Aloha Plate lunch truck and rum cake doused with a bottle of KoHana rum. Gennaula is holding a premium-edition Kim Taylor Reece rum bottle that has an image of a hula dancer etched into the glass.
Sterling Mossman was one of Hawaii's most popular entertainers during the 1950s and 1960s. He also served with the Honolulu Police Department. This month we look back at Mossman, the cop who moonlighted as an entertainer. Story »
If you've got an infestation of aphids, thrips, mealybugs or whiteflies and you're not squeamish about small-scale biological warfare, beneficial insects, also known as natural enemies, may be an attractive option. Story »
I wore a fragrant yellow plumeria lei to dinner with my mom, Marilyn, and sister, Mimi. I had gotten it the night before at the Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards, the annual Hawaii Book Publishers Association's awards ceremony. Story »
It all started when a small group of friends, all avid hikers, noticed tagging under the Koko Crater arch in east Oahu last year. Apparently, nature tagging — spray-painting graffiti on rocks and trees — was becoming increasingly popular. This defacement of nature was just so wrong, it spurred Michael David Loftin into action. Story »
Pianists Jonathan Korth and Tommy Yee are known for tickling the ivories, but they're equally at home pounding Oahu's pavement and trekking its trails. Both men are professors in UH Manoa's Music Department. Story »
Hawaii craft-beer fans are known for traveling to the mainland to stock up on favorite brews unavailable in the islands. But in the past few years, distribution of many favorites has begun in Hawaii. Story »
When a request came in for a recipe for a pumpkin crunch dessert, I thought, “Finally, an easy one.” Even after I got to the caveat — a pumpkin crunch that does not use a boxed cake mix, please — I thought, “How hard could that be?” Story »
Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit with a flavor that's a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. The juice of the yuzu can be used in marinades and dressings for fish and meats, in desserts such as meringues, jellies and custards, and in drinks when used as a bitter. Story »
There's a lot of mystery surrounding the "perfect" waffle. I've been caught up in it myself. Deep pockets; crunchy and golden with edges so buttery they taste fried; and soft, nearly creamy insides. Story »
Puamana's Mihana Aluli Souza likened the trio’s performance at Halekulani’s House Without a Key May 17 to some of the Sundays at her grandparents’ large Lahaina home — also called Puamana — when family, friends and other guests would drop by to sing, dance, talk story and eat and drink. Story »
Korea's latest thriller movie, "Chronicles of Evil," was just released Friday at the Pearlridge Consolidated Theatres. Director Baek Woon-hak delivers a police detective thriller that keeps you in suspense and gives a surprise ending. The film opened May 14 in Korea and has already hit $1 million at the box office. Story »
Yoga is a grounding practice, a way to break through the aggravations of the day. Focusing on your breathing as you move allows you to relax and let go of stress. And it's even better when you can break out of four walls and perform the ritual outdoors. Story »