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October 20, 2016

001Covers often overshadow record sleeves—understandably so—but the beauty is in the details. Read more

October 18, 2016

Hot chicks smoking weed. You’re welcome. Spock the gallery Read more

September 21, 2016

Tonight at Next Door a special edition of UP fundraiser with 100% of bar proceeds going to Christa & Daniels fight against cancer fundraiser is going on. Music, dancing & dranks will be on hand so come down and Party it Up for our friends SuperCW & Dgray.

August 10, 2016

Our girl Riana always providing the jams. Read more

August 2, 2016

Look out for Taika Waititi’s new film “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” at Consolidated Theatres Kahala 8, showing at 3:30 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 8:10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m..

“Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.” – Sundance

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is written and directed by New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, of “Eagle vs. Shark,” “Boy” and “What We Do in the Shadows” previously. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has become Aotearoa’s #1 film at the box office.

Taika has a strong connection to Hawaii and edited the film in Honolulu last year.


October 18, 2016

Shelter tells the story of Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by herself in infinite, beautiful loneliness. Each day, Rin awakens in virtual reality and uses a tablet which controls the simulation to create a new, different, beautiful world for herself. Until one day, everything changes, and Rin comes to learn the true origins behind her life inside a simulation.

Original Story by: Porter Robinson

Music: Porter Robinson and Madeon

Storyboard Animation Director: Toshihumi Akai

Character Design Drawing Director: Megumi Kouno

September 23, 2016

Parking Day
By Megan Tomino
Photos by Juliann Chen

If you passed through Kaka‘ako and Downtown last week Friday you might have noticed peculiar things happening random public parking stalls. Pallets were being stacked, astroturf strewn here and there and more. What are these installations all about? I spoke with one of the participants in the annual event, Park(ing) Day, to find out. Read more

August 14, 2016

August 3, 2016

photo courtesy of ISA

The flags of the world rejoice as surfing is added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. photo: ISA


Today a major milestone has been achieved at the 109th International Olympic Committee in Rio de Janeiro the sport of Surfing and four others has been added to the Tokyo 2020 Olypmic Games. Along with Surfing fans worldwide will enjoy the disciplines of Skateboarding, Sports Climbing, Karate, Baseball/Softball. The vote to include surfing in the Tokyo 2020 Games was a two-year process with a focus of capturing the youth. Read more

July 30, 2016

Honolulu in the summer, a definition of humidity
The soundtrack to the water vapor settling on your skin. Enjoy :)