Monthly Archive: February 2008

Anthony Bourdain’s Hawaii Show Airs March 3

Anthony Bourdain’s Hawaii Show Airs March 3

Back in December, I was thrilled and terrified to learn that “bad boy” chef and writer Anthony Bourdain was filming an episode of his globetrotting food show, “No Reservations,” here in the Aloha State. Thrilled because Bourdain is sharp, funny, and brutally honest. Terrified because there was a local PR...

Aunty Genoa Keawe Dies

Aunty Genoa Keawe Dies

Aunty Genoa Keawe, 89, passed away early this morning at home. She was a local legend and an unstoppable force in Hawaiian music and culture. Word of her passing is just beginning to spread through the Hawaiian music community. The news was posted to HawaiiThreads, and confirmed by her granddaughter...

Watch Hawaii Five-O Online

Watch Hawaii Five-O Online

Log on, Danno. CBS has taken the extraordinary step of putting some classic TV shows online, including “Hawaii Five-O.” The streaming video player looks great, and I’ve lost half an afternoon in the archives, smiling at the classic characters and marveling at the many fantastic shots of the Hawaii that...

Obama Sweeps Hawaii

Obama Sweeps Hawaii

Hawaii Democratic Caucus from hawaii on Vimeo. Hawaii-born U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama won handily in Hawaii’s historic Democratic caucuses on Tuesday. More than 37,000 people turned out to participate in a process that previously drew no more than 4,900 caucusgoers, and Obama won 76 percent of the vote (compared...

The Great Aloha Run

The Great Aloha Run

Great Aloha Run 2008 from hawaii on Vimeo. I wasn’t expecting to have President’s Day off. Neither was my body clock, which drew me out of bed well before dawn yesterday. On a whim, I decided to head downtown for the start of the 24th annual Great Aloha Run. In...

Jill Kuramoto Gets LOST, Gets Pregnant

Jill Kuramoto Gets LOST, Gets Pregnant

Congratulations two times over for KITV news anchor and reporter Jill Kuramoto, who this week saw her national television debut on ABC’s “LOST,” and announced that she’s pregnant with her first child, a son, due in April. Kuramoto was tapped by her station’s parent network to play a television news...

Flickr Friday Tomorrow

Flickr Friday Tomorrow

Local shutterbugs will again gather in downtown Honolulu tomorrow for Flickr Friday, a monthly lunch meetup of Flickr users and photographers. We’re returning to Legend Seafood Restaurant (100 N. Beretania) in the Chinatown Cultural Plaza, a bustling dim sum eatery. Catch up with the discussion here, and RSVP via Upcoming....

Hawaiian Telcom CEO Mike Ruley Ousted

Hawaiian Telcom CEO Mike Ruley Ousted

“Mike Ruley, President of Hawaiian Telcom just got FIRED!” So says former Hawaiian Telcom product manager and renowned technology guru Burt Lum, who again has used Twitter to break big news. Hawaiian Telcom has made drastic personnel changes in recent weeks, firing dozens of managers and losing other employees to...

UPDATED: LOST Production Still Stalled

UPDATED: LOST Production Still Stalled

The writers strike may not officially be over, but I’m thrilled to report firsthand that “LOST” was filming today in Kahala. I was so stunned, I had to ask three people to make sure it wasn’t just a local car commercial. If true, it’s the best news to come out...

Writers Strike Over?

Writers Strike Over?

Technology journalist Xeni Jardin posted a Twitter update via SMS minutes ago that couldn’t be simpler: “The strike is over!” It’s the first affirmative declaration I’ve seen since the Writers Guilde of America strike began, and it comes from a reputable source. Of course, the trade off to the instantaneous...

NFL Patriots ‘Spygate’ Has Hawaii Link

NFL Patriots ‘Spygate’ Has Hawaii Link

With Superbowl XLII mere hours away, a Maui man is emerging as a key player in the ongoing ‘Spygate’ controversy swirling around the New England Patriots. The Patriots, who square off against the New York Giants on Sunday, were fined by the NFL in September after they were caught videotaping...

The Fight to Save Beach Access

The Fight to Save Beach Access

Tomorrow is “Beach Access Day,” a statewide day of action to preserve public access to beaches and shorelines. While state law says you should be able to freely enjoy our island state’s beautiful coastline, aggressive property owners and government bureaucracy are making it increasingly difficult to reach them. The non-profit...