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HULA MOON Vol. XIX: Light of Life in the Lantern Ceremony; A Hawai'i Hippie Horror Story

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.30.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

In our times, as we give more and more of our souls to our handheld machines, we humans are walking away from our core selves and the very existence of our being.

Why Flying Hawaii's Homeless To Other States Is A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact

Homelessness is at a crisis point in Hawaii. In the past year, the number of chronically homeless individuals has risen 24 percent. But a controver...

Hawaii By Moped: 5 Perfect Itineraries

Orbitz.com | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

If there's one thing you'll see in the Aloha State more than surfboards, it's mopeds. These tiny two-wheelers seem to strike the perfect balance for visitors seeking a relaxed way to see the sights.

HULA MOON Vol. XVIII: Duke Kahanamoku and the Great Rescue of 1925; My Two Dukes; A Slap Upside The Head

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

On June 14, 1925, a chubasco, an unexpected swift and violent squall, came barreling through Southern California, specifically Newport Beach. A chubasco is a very intemperate storm, shocking in its violence and strength.

HULA MOON Vol. XVII: Secret Smoke Spots of Stoner Barry, Part I; Rain Without a Cloud in the Sky; Manoa Chocolate and Sweet Economic Drivers

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.16.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

The beauty of the panoramic view can only be described in elaborate poetic terms, a task I will leave to others. High in the hills above Honolulu, a short walk onto a vast lawn will present a beautiful view of Diamond Head.

10 Things You Never Knew About Oahu

Viator | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Viator

Today, the island of Oahu is one of the world's most popular visitor destinations, where beaches, shopping, waves and waterfalls draw millions of visitors each year. Even though Oahu is one of the world's more desirable places to vacation, there is still a lot about this tropical island that visitors might not know.

23 Photos That Sum Up Waikiki Perfectly

Posted 06.12.2015 | Hawaii

Waikiki is many things to many people -- everyone's experience there is unique. And while it's impossible to capture all of Waikiki's glory, energ...

HULA MOON Vol. XVI: Jake Shimabukuro and the Shining Symphony; My Fascist Hawai'i Landlord, Case No. 17; Hawai'i Chocolate

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.12.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

In this life, there are great shining moments. Two weeks ago, the guy just had his second kid, another boy. At this time, his job is also demanding his heart and soul, 24/7.

HULA MOON Vol. XV: Tax The Aloha; Sam's Serenade; My Mynah Squawks On The Vintage Cave

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.08.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Recently, Hollywood coughed up a hairball of a romantic comedy. It is set on the Hawai'i islands and it is titled "Aloha."

HULA MOON Vol. XIV: The Mystery of Artist Masami Teraoka; The Modern Art Volcanists of Hawai'i

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

His talent is unbelievable and incredible and worthy of our rapt attention. Not only is his technical skill exemplary, his interests and ideas are smart, fascinating, entertaining and with varying degrees of humor. He is a quiet warrior.

Experts Answer "Why Isn't Masami Teraoka More Famous?!"

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

The art world is a swiftly flowing river. The currents shove every artist along, indiscriminately, at a fast clip. A few pass by twice while most flow through only once. Sometimes, an artist can get lodged along the riverbank, snagged onto a hold. Sometimes that "new land" grows into a promontory.

HULA MOON Vol. XIII: Once 5 Minutes, Now an Hour. Sweet Economic Drivers, Part 1: All Aloha, Almost All the Time

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.26.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

A few heads bobbed in agreement. This meeting was like all of the monthly breakfast meetings of the Greater Hawai'i Economic Think Tank And Drinking Society. Brilliant business ideas were flung into the air like clay pigeons, only to be shotgunned down in small pieces.

HULA MOON Vol. XII: Graphic Artist Dies and Hawai'i Mourns; Goodbye to Aloha?; Gallery HNL and Kristen Chan; Hula Moon Pint + Jigger

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.13.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

The familiar Googie-styled "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" sign is iconic and instantly recognizable. The designer Betty Willis has recently passed away.The Welcome sign was installed in 1959 where it has been welcoming Hawaii people ever since.

HULA MOON Vol. XI: Phaidon Drinks Pussy Riot Vodka; Kamehameha Waltzing Through Life; Lanikai Blues

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Give a little Aloha. Get a little Aloha. A buddy and I are flattered to be included in a new book by Phaidon Press, the glam publisher of all things tasteful.

Instead Of Kicking The Homeless Out, These Security Guards Offer Them Shelter

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact

One nonprofit is working to change the way we treat homeless people on private property, and they're starting one security guard at a time. The Ins...

HULA MOON, Vol. IX: Misa Tupou and the Blooming O'ahu Fringe Festival; My Fascist Hawai'i Landlord: Case Number 13

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.29.2015 | Hawaii
Gordy Grundy

Misa Tupou and the Blooming O'ahu Fringe Festival The strength and heritage of the past and the hopes and energy of the future determine our present....

A Cultural Exchange Program Or A Ticket To Sweatshop Labor In Waikiki?

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 04.07.2015 | Hawaii

It didn’t take long for the 30-year-old Japanese pastry chef to realize that she was getting the raw end of the deal. She had arrived in Hawaii o...

Hawaii's Coastal Erosion Predicted To Double By 2050, New Study Says

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green

If you think there's not much beach space left in Waikiki right now, chances are it's going to be a lot worse in 35 years. Scientists at the Univer...

Waikiki Tries Providing Services To Homeless, Instead Of Criminalizing Them

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact

The same Hawaii tourist hot spot that recently declared a “war” on homelessness is trying out a peaceful approach to get people off the streets. ...

Why Waikiki Has So Many Friggin' ABC Stores

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.13.2015 | Travel

If you've ever walked around Waikiki, you've probably spotted an ABC Store or two. Or five. Or probably 15. The locally-owned convenience stores ar...

Hawaii To Buy 1-Way Flights For Homeless People To Keep Them Away From Tourists

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact

The Aloha State is saying goodbye to some of its homeless residents with one-way tickets to the Lower 48. According to Civil Beat, Hawaii's Institu...

Hidden in Plain Sight: Finding and Saving World War I Memorials

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 10.28.2014 | Hawaii
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Mark Levitch, Art Historian and Founder, World War I Memorial Inventory Project Architect John LeRoy Marshall designed the Rosedale World...

6 Strange Creatures That Thrive In The Ala Wai

www.honolulumagazine.com | Posted 08.21.2014 | Hawaii

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Living Beside Diamond Head

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 08.21.2014 | Hawaii

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Surf's Up! 8 Top Destinations for Riding the Waves

Oyster | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're a total pro or a complete amateur, there's nothing quite like the rush of surfing.