Herb Kane (1928-2011): author, historian, cultural leader and artist

by Misty on March 11, 2011

Herb Kawainui Kane, or Uncle Herb to many, died this week on March 9th 2011. An accomplished artist and historian, Kane’s passing is a great loss to the Hawaiian community. His paintings and art will forever be treasured and …

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Book End: Weekend of March 11, 2010

by Alex on March 11, 2011

This Book End is a little different—depending on what happens overnight, the events listed here may or may not happen as listed.

As I’m typing this now, we’re a few hours into the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit off the …

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Book review: Skye Object 3270A

by Misty on March 10, 2011

It may surprise some, but I’ve read heaps more science fiction than Alex has.  It may also be surprising that there are more female science fiction authors than you’d think, which is preposterous because why should anyone think about the …

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Gallery: The Cocktail Handbook Launch Party

by Alex on March 10, 2011

This past Tuesday, we attended the launch party for the new Watermark Publishing book The Cocktail Handbook: Cool Drinks from Hawaii’s Hottest Bartenders at Duke’s Restaurant & Barefoot Bar.  With the $20 entrance fee you received a copy of …

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Book Review: The Cocktail Handbook

by Alex on March 7, 2011

The fact is, many drinks associated with Hawaiʻi aren’t even originally from the Aloha State.  The piña colada, chi-chi, mai tai, zombie, hurricane and rum runner, for instance, carry bloodlines from all over the world!

“Rest assured,” say authors of …

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Book End: Weekend of March 4, 2011

by Alex on March 4, 2011

It’s time…it’s time…it’s Book End Time!  Welcome to this week’s Book End, highlighting the weekend’s literary and library events here in Hawaii.

Akule on the wall


photo courtesy Bess Press

If you’re ever at the Borders book store …

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