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“LOST” on Location

“LOST” on Location

SPOILER ALERT: Times are good for local “LOST” fans, particularly with the full-day “Celebration of ‘LOST’” at the Hawaii International Film Festival on Saturday. Of course, production didn’t stop, and I was also able to check out a few location shoots over the past week. Not surprisingly, the crew continued...

Celebrating “LOST” with HIFF [Updated]

Celebrating “LOST” with HIFF [Updated]

On Saturday, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) featured a full day of programs devoted to ABC’s hit television series “LOST.” There were three 90-minute “master classes” held at the Regal Theatres at Dole Cannery in the afternoon, capped off with a gala evening event — “An Evening with Damon...

PowerPoint Karaoke Comes to Hawaii

PowerPoint Karaoke Comes to Hawaii

Going on stage to give a presentation is, for some, already a terrifying scenario. But what if you didn’t even know what your presentation was going to be about? That’s the deliciously cruel setup for “PowerPoint karaoke,” which turns potentially drab charts and graphs into live improv comedy. As the...

“Dirty Jobs” Returns to Hawaii

“Dirty Jobs” Returns to Hawaii

Mike Rowe, the host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” was in Honolulu in July, taking a turn as a window washer dangling from the 45-story One Waterfront Towers (as captured above by my friend Blaine Fergerstrom). According to a promo attached to tonight’s season premiere, the episode will air...

Bookmarks for October 6th

Bookmarks for October 6th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 6th: Canoe research revives ‘Maori from Hawaii’ theory: Researchers studying the evolution of culture say analysis of Polynesian canoe design suggests New Zealand was at least partially settled from Hawaii. The concept of Hawaii...

Tech Breakfast on Hawaii Broadband

Tech Breakfast on Hawaii Broadband

On Friday, the monthly HISciTech Tech Download networking breakfast organized by the Hawaii Science & Technology Council will feature an update on the Hawaii Broadband Taskforce. Although the HBTF was technically shut down at the end of June, there’s still no shortage of new information to process. This Friday’s event,...

“LOST” Encounter

“LOST” Encounter

SPOILER ALERT: Sometimes it seems as if “LOST” can only be found at the far end of the Earth (or, at least, the far end of the island). But sometimes, “LOST” comes to you. I rolled into work this morning to find the production crew setting up for a location...

Hawaii holds at third among ‘Most Popular States’

Hawaii holds at third among ‘Most Popular States’

Hawaii, The Aloha State, is the third most popular state where Americans would choose to live, according to the latest results from The Harris Poll. Meanwhile, California — despite its economic woes — held on to the top spot for the sixth year in a row, a position it’s held since...

“LOST” on the Block

“LOST” on the Block

SPOILER ALERT: “LOST” took over a quiet residential street in Waikele this morning. And groggy as I was stopping by on my way to work, I had to do a double-take: the show had been there before.

“LOST” on Saturday [Updated]

“LOST” on Saturday [Updated]

SPOILER ALERT: In years past, the “LOST” filming schedule would stretch to six days a week only occasionally, and usually as days run out toward the winter break or the season finale. But things for this final season seems to be especially intense, as we’ve already seen a few Saturday...

“LOST” in the Valley

“LOST” in the Valley

SPOILER ALERT: The “LOST” production crew returned to familiar territory today, setting up base camp in Manoa Valley and shooting deep in the jungle near Paradise Park. This same area was used to film the Hydra Station exteriors, but now the forest was home to another familiar structure: The Temple....

Bookmarks for September 30th

Bookmarks for September 30th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 30th: Moon-crashing probe aimed at bigger target: A NASA spacecraft destined to crash into a moon crater in the hunt for hidden caches of water ice has a new target, the space agency announced...

Don’t Miss Lunch at 220 Grille [Updated]

Don’t Miss Lunch at 220 Grille [Updated]

One of the more interesting restaurants in Honolulu exists only a few weeks out of the year. 220 Grille specializes in “Hawaii Regional Cuisine,” offering great food and service on the slopes of Diamond Head. Yet everything on the menu costs less than $10. How? By putting students to work....

Kat Reeder Tackles Triple Crown

Kat Reeder Tackles Triple Crown

Local artist Kat Reeder, whose work you may have seen at First Friday as one of the recently featured artist at the Chinatown Boardroom, was tapped to create the official poster of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing 2009. Although the competition doesn’t begin until November, she’s offering an early...

“LOST” Seen and Heard

“LOST” Seen and Heard

SPOILER ALERT: Work on the sixth and final season of “LOST” continues here in Honolulu. Thanks to some eagle-eagle eyed fans (and one friend with a good ear), here are some new photos from recent shoots and a brief note about filming that took place today on the Hawaii Film...

Bookmarks for September 22nd

Bookmarks for September 22nd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 22nd: Hawaii taps HP for health data warehouse projects: Hewlett-Packard Co. is working with Hawaiian state health officials on two data warehousing projects, one of which will be one of the first examples of...

Free Admission on Museum Day

Free Admission on Museum Day

This Saturday, Sept. 26, brings Museum Day 2009, and several Hawaii museums are among the over 1,200 museums participating nationwide. The event, which is expected to draw over 200,000 people, is now in its fourth year and sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. To take advantage of the free admission offer, visit...

ʻAiea Dog Vies for ‘Cutest’ Crown

ʻAiea Dog Vies for ‘Cutest’ Crown

Meet Bobby Gorgeous. The five-year old white Pomeranian from Aiea is competing in the “Cutest Dog Competition,” which is offering a million dollar prize. His “fashion mentor” Guylynn Gia is trying to drum up votes, and pledges to share the winnings with the Hawaiian Humane Society, Malama Na Honu (a...

“LOST” in the Neighborhood

“LOST” in the Neighborhood

SPOILER ALERT (Updated 3:12 p.m. HST): Breathless word comes from Carrie of a recent “LOST” shoot in Kahala. Less than a block from the home where Hurley hid in Season 5, she found her neighborhood once again packed with trailers and trucks before sunrise. Fortunately for us, she blew off...

“LOST” at HIFF

“LOST” at HIFF

Updated Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.: As reported late last month, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is collaborating with the producers and creators of the hit television show “LOST” for a series of special events on Saturday, Oct. 17. There will be a series of “master classes” during the day,...