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Neil Abercrombie for Governor

Neil Abercrombie for Governor

Last July, journalist and columnist Bob Jones said you could “bet on it”: longtime U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie would run for governor. Even though Abercrombie said no to challenging Gov. Linda Lingle in 2006,...

Happy Birthday, HPR

Happy Birthday, HPR

On November 13, 1981, a switch was flipped in a makeshift studio in the University of Hawaii quarry and a Mahler opera burst onto the airwaves. The now twin stations have had a long...

Video Chat in Gmail

Video Chat in Gmail

Taking another bold move into Skype‘s territory, Google has announced the addition of voice and video chat to Gmail. Interestingly, audio and video chats are currently available only as an extension to the Google...

Sensational “Saltimbanco”

Sensational “Saltimbanco”

UPDATE: A special $20 discount is propagating on Twitter. If you’re thinking of checking out “Saltimbanco,” be sure to use the special link and save! Acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, a cyclist, a juggler and jester,...

Hawaii State Quarter Debuts

Hawaii State Quarter Debuts

The 50th State’s long awaited entry in the U.S. Mint’s immensely popular “50 State Quarters” program will be given a formal unveiling at noon tomorrow in downtown Honolulu. Its debut marks the end of...

Bookmarks for November 5th

Bookmarks for November 5th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 5th: How He Did It: exclusive behind-the-scenes reporting from the McCain and Obama camps assembled by a special...

“LOST” at School

“LOST” at School

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” returned to downtown Honolulu this morning to film a New York street scene. The intersection of Bethel St. and Merchant St. was converted into the Upper West Side in Manhattan, with a...

“LOST” Among the Tombstones

“LOST” Among the Tombstones

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” returned to Oahu Cemetery this morning, perhaps a fitting location on the brink of Halloween. The historic graveyard previously appeared in the Season 2 episode “Lockdown,” as the not-quite-final resting place of Anthony...

Bookmarks for October 28th

Bookmarks for October 28th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 28th: Tenants Claim Landlord Used Them In Experiments: Dozens of Kalihi tenants who escaped the collapse of their...

PodCamp & WordCamp Hawaii

PodCamp & WordCamp Hawaii

PodCamp & WordCamp Hawaii kicks off tomorrow at the Hawaii Convention Center, which will make the next two days utter nirvana (or, perhaps, “nerdvana”) for geeks and geeks in the making. New media and the social web will...

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike from hawaii on Vimeo. Yesterday, I joined my 10-year-old daughter, Katie, on a hike up Diamond Head, one of Hawaii’s most recognizable landmarks and a popular local attraction. The hike was...

Bookmarks for October 10th

Bookmarks for October 10th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 10th: VC’s Gloom Means Entrepeneurs’ and Angels’ Boon: Even if some of the angels with funds saw those...

Kava Festival on Saturday

Kava Festival on Saturday

Kava, or ‘Awa as it’s known in Hawaii, will be explored and celebrated at UH on Saturday at the Kawa Festival. The plant is playing a central role in the resurgence of Hawaiian cultural practices....

“LOST” in Long Beach

“LOST” in Long Beach

SPOILER ALERT! The Waikiki Yacht Club was transformed into the “Long Beach Harbor Club” for evening shoots last night and tonight. Cranes and production trucks were parked nearby, as well as three notable vehicles:...