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Zombies and Friends

December 9, 2010 All humanity has been affected. There is no refuge, seemingly no escape as tiny pockets of individuals attempt to resist, holding at bay the knowledge that it’s futile. more »»

Sex education films

December 2, 2010 Flying under the radar in this new movie-awards season is something called “Stone.” It might better be titled “Sinks Like a …” based on the size of its audience. more »»

You ought to be in pictures

November 25, 2010 If you live in a jungle or under a waterfall, Benita Brazier wants to talk to you. No, she’s not part of Green Harvest, although she does work for the government. more »»

Thick Neat Hank

November 18, 2010 This is so embarrassing. I was away last week, catching up with family stuff, and old friend stuff, and new grandpa stuff in my old haunts in and around Santa Cruz, Calif. more »»

Making the Scene

November 11, 2010 Maui Scene Editor Rick Chatenever is on vacation. His column will resume Nov. 18. more »»


November 4, 2010 Halloween or not, I have kept my streak percent, seeing none — as in zero —of the “Saw” movies, even though I knew the latest 3-D addition to the series would cut its way to the top of the box offic... more »»

Fear itself

October 28, 2010 There’s nothing to “Paranormal Activity 2” but fear itself. And profits. more »»

Lights … camera … Maui!

October 21, 2010 A couple of years ago, after molding Willie K and Eric Gilliom into the Barefoot Natives and guiding the duo to two successful CDs, Brian Kohne found himself on the Mainland looking for work. more »»

Screen time for Maui

October 14, 2010 CBS is touting “Hawaii Five-O” as the top new show of the season, suggesting that TV viewers who don’t actually live in Hawaii want to keep their Pearl Harbor, mai tai and coconut-bra fantasies of... more »»

That’s what Friends are for

October 7, 2010 Twice in the last month as I’ve tried to scoop a breaking news story, I’ve found myself in a race with Facebook. I came in second. Both times. more »»

Living history

September 30, 2010 Moderating a panel discussion about the current art show at the MACC last weekend, I felt like we were making history. Not to mention, becoming histor. more »»

Hawaii Five — uh, oh

September 23, 2010 Having the good sense to keep the theme song was one thing the producers got right with the new “Hawaii Five-. more »»

The kumu sessions

September 16, 2010 Barefoot, in cargo shorts and black polo shirt, Keali‘i Reichel took the McCoy Studio Theater stage one recent evening, expressing his trademark nervousness as he dived into the untested waters of a... more »»

HPR has Maui on its mind

September 9, 2010 Mauians who have grown to love listening to Hawaii Public Radio station KIPO may be surprised to learn that, officially speaking, it’s not actually there. more »»

High, low and in between

September 2, 2010 Going to the movies to get scared is one thing. Going to get grossed out is another. more »»

Adventures in the food chain

August 26, 2010 One of the scariest things about “Piranha 3D” is seeing how much Richard Dreyfuss has aged since he starred in the horror classic “Jaws” that inspired this ridiculous remake. more »»

Eat, pray … blow something up

August 19, 2010 In the age-old question of whether to go on a pilgrimage seeking the meaning of life, or just go out and mindlessly destroy a bunch of stuff, it wasn’t even close this week. more »»


August 12, 2010 So many laugh-out-loud moments fill the first two-thirds of “The Other Guys,” you forgive this new Will Ferrell comedy for not having a third act. more »»

Of mice and men

August 5, 2010 Amidst comedy’s infinite ways of turning pain, embarrassment and discomfort into laughter, Steve Carell has a singular talent for taking traits considered seriously obnoxious in the rest of us, and... more »»

Lili and Fred

July 29, 2010 After most of my vacations, this column has been a travelogue. This one isn’t. more »»



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