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Hawaii Terrorism Tale Tops Amazon Fiction Contest

May 24th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Books

“These are the last minutes of Charlie Kaleohano’s life,” opens Brian Reeves’ 310-page self published novel, swiftly drawing readers into a Hawaii in turmoil. The native Hawaiian independence movement has gained steam, but not without a price, a Waikiki hotel bombing and the assassination of a government official sparking conflicts and driving the islands into recession. “A […]

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Maui Author’s Diet Tale Sparks Uproar

September 6th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Books

A children’s book author on Maui has set off a firestorm of controversy with a forthcoming title about a 14-year-old girl who finds her way to social acceptance through weight loss. “Maggie Goes On A Diet” was penned by Paul Michael Kramer, who moved to Hawaii from New York about fifteen years ago. The synopsis […]

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Hawaii Book and Music Festival This Weekend

May 13th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art, Books, Events, Family

The sixth annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival takes place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, on the municipal grounds between Honolulu Hale and the Fasi Building. It’s a great event for kids and families, for sure, but also for any voracious reader. I look forward to it almost as much as […]

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Sarah Vowell Tackles Hawaii’s Annexation

March 22nd, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Books, Hawaii

The story of Hawaii’s annexation deserves a wider audience. I’ve often thought the drama and conflict was tailor made for a Hollywood blockbuster, but I also know Hollywood well enough to bet such an “adaptation” could easily be the worst thing to happen to Hawaii’s history, instead. The reception for “Princess Kaiulani” proves that even […]

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Blogger’s Bento Book a Blast

July 3rd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Books, Events, Food, People, The Web

Local blogger Crystal “Pikko” Watanabe is a guru in the way of the bento — the traditional Japanese meal in a box. I became a fan through her many incredible “LOST”-themed bento creations, which were regularly featured on KITV‘s morning show. But there’s a lot more to bento making, which is a true culinary art. […]

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