Category: Hawaii

LOST at Home

LOST at Home

SPOILER ALERT! It was a big day for “LOST.” A week after a big shoot in Kaimuki, the crew moved to an even bigger stage on the other end of the island. A huge crowd of extras reported to the old Barbers Point Naval Air Station in Kalaeloa, taking over...

Hawaii Geek Meet

Hawaii Geek Meet

Everyone is a geek about something. And whenever geeks of different stripes cross paths, sparks fly. Curiosity is stoked, ideas erupt, and the conversation can flow from frivolous to intense. The success of cross-disciplinary gatherings like Unconferenz proved that the meeting of diverse minds can make great things happen. And...

Alltop Tracks Hawaii

Alltop Tracks Hawaii

Alltop, the latest web venture by Hawaii-born entrepreneur, author, and one-time Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki, today added a new channel devoted to Hawaii. Alltop offers quick, clean overviews of headlines from a variety of subjects, from venture capital to music to gaming. Described as “dashboards” or “virtual magazine racks,” the...

The Spam Jam is Coming!

The Spam Jam is Coming!

Mark your calendars and brace your palates: the annual “Waikiki Spam Jam” is returning on May 3, 2008. Hawaii residents consume more Spam per capita than any other state in the union: nearly seven million cans a year. So it makes sense that we celebrate everyone’s favorite brand of “mystery...

Lanikai Beach in Kailua

Lanikai Beach in Kailua

Lanikai from hawaii on Vimeo. On Sunday, my family and I met up with an old college friend and her kids in Kailua on the Windward side of O’ahu. It was a gray, rainy day, and at first it seemed as if our beach picnic plans had been scuttled. But...

Aloha Means Goodbye

Aloha Means Goodbye

The above Aloha Airlines tribute has been airing on local television all week, courtesy the “Friends of Aloha,” likely burning up airtime already paid for by the airline. It was produced by Montaj9, based in part on a video montage created two years ago to celebrate Aloha Airlines’ 60th year...

Robotics Finals Today

Robotics Finals Today

It’s not too late to catch some of Hawaii’s brightest young minds in action in one of the most surprisingly exciting competitions you’ll likely ever see. And admission is free! Today is the last day of the FIRST in Hawai`i Regional Robotics Competition, taking place at the Stan Sheriff Center...

Varsity Theatre Finally Falls

Varsity Theatre Finally Falls

The old Varsity Theatre on University Avenue was demolished yesterday to make way for a parking lot, leaving behind a few mementos and a million memories. On Father’s Day last year, the screens at the Varsity faded to black for the last time. Operator Consolidated Theatres gave movie lovers only...

Hawaii Mulls Journalism Shield Law

Hawaii Mulls Journalism Shield Law

From the irrepressible Malia Zimmerman, editor of Hawaii Reporter, a call for testimony in support of HB 2557 HD1, which limits “compelled disclosure of sources or unpublished information” for journalists — otherwise known as a “journalism shield law.” HB 2557 HD1 “relating to evidence” will be heard this Thursday in...

14th Annual Honolulu Festival

14th Annual Honolulu Festival

Honolulu Festival from hawaii on Vimeo. The 14th Annual Honolulu Festival is a three-day cultural exchange festival “promoting understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region.” Here are some scenes from Sunday, March 16 at the Honolulu Convention Center (one of three...

Hawaii iPod Beach Chairs

Hawaii iPod Beach Chairs

Macworld writer Dan Frakes was vacationing with his family on Kauai last week, and strolled into the gift shop at Kokee Lodge. Nestled among the usual “Hawaii-themed souvenirs, tchotchkes, and crafts,” however, he spotted a miniature beach chair. Just the right size to give your iPod or iPhone a cozy...

Flickr Friday is Coming

Flickr Friday is Coming

It’s time once again for local shutterbugs to come together for food, folks, and f-stops. On Friday, professional and casual photographers alike will meet up for lunch at Gordon Biersch at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Flickr Friday is a monthly downtown lunch that often evolves into a photowalk that stretches until...

Kona Coffee Energizes U.S. Soliders in Iraq

Kona Coffee Energizes U.S. Soliders in Iraq

Thousands of soldiers in Iraq start their day with a steaming cup of Big Island coffee, thanks to the Hawaii Gathering of Eagles and its “Operation Warrior Wake Up.” Although coffee is available in the form of grounds at the PX or at the numerous coffee shops on Camp Taji,...

LOST Rolling Again

LOST Rolling Again

Hawaii-based production of ABC’s hit television series “LOST” resumed in earnest today, ending three uncertain months washed out by the WGA writers’ strike. Cast and crew were working before dawn, and the Hawaii Film Studio lot on the slopes of Diamond Head was buzzing all day. There are two new...

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...

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....