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Building a fort

August 8, 2013 Anyone who has ever built a treehouse or pitched a sheet over a table and then turned it into a mysterious cavern will be able to identify with Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s first... more »»

Making the Scene

August 1, 2013 Maui Scene Contributor Rick Chatenever is on vacation. His column will resume Aug. 8. more »»

Three days in Silicon Valley

July 25, 2013 Crafted in metal and backlit with soft shades of pastel, the logos and trademarks of the Santa Clara Valley are as familiar as our own names: Nokia. Apple. Google. Facebook. HP. Inte. more »»

What's the matter with ‘Lone Ranger’s kimosabe?

July 18, 2013 What’s wrong with “The Lone Ranger”? Just about everything. more »»

Despicable delights

July 11, 2013 Not being all that fond of animation, and liking sequels even less, it’s hard to explain why I’m a such a pushover for “Despicable Me 2.” But then again, the movie itself is pretty hard to explain. more »»

Before we meet again

July 4, 2013 It doesn’t take long to forget “Before Midnight” is a movie. Shortly after the film opens, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are driving through picturesque Greek scenery talking. And talking. more »»


June 27, 2013 I witnessed the end of the world last weekend. Twice. One was actually called, “This is the End,” although it probably wasn’t. more »»

Navigating Maui Film Festival

June 20, 2013 “Navigation is at least 3,000 years old. It’s an amazingly deep system, all about humans’ ability to read nature to find a way. more »»

Majoring in Love

June 13, 2013 When he was still in high school, Adam Rodgers went on one of those college tours with his dad. At about the eighth university on the trip, Wesleyan in Middletown, Conn. more »»

Festival honors Maui’s own

June 6, 2013 When he was filming “Short Term 12,” writer-director Destin Cretton had a mantra. “We kept telling ourselves, ‘Don’t leave too many fingerprints. more »»

Getting over ‘The Hangover’

May 30, 2013 Trying to guess whether “The Hangover: Part III” would beat “Fast & Furious 6” at the box office, I realized Hollywood has an alternative to the Indianapolis 500 to mark Memorial Day weeken. more »»

Trekking Home

May 23, 2013 Despite the lofty sound of the “final frontier” — those cosmic places the Starship Enterprise boldly goes where no man has gone before — the real destination of “Star Trek” has always been a lot... more »»

‘Gatsby’ and ‘Mud’

May 16, 2013 “Mud” is like a “Beasts of the Southern Wild” you can actually understand. A lot of it takes place on Arkansas rivers and creeks, some lazy and inviting, others sinister. more »»

Iron clothes make the Man

May 9, 2013 Gwyneth Paltrow has always been my favorite part of “Iron Man.” Oh sure, Robert Downey’s Tony Stark has more, uh, issues than other action heroes, and delivers more clever quips sorting them ou. more »»

Voting for Best of Maui begins tomorrow

May 9, 2013 Ready, set, vote! It’s time again for The Maui News’ annual Best of Maui issue, featuring the island’s best places to eat, activities and shopping. more »»

Wedding bells and dumbbells

May 2, 2013 “Pain & Gain” is mostly pain. This week’s movie box-office winner bills itself as an action-comedy starring the usually likable Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnso. more »»

Cruising to Oblivion

April 25, 2013 Seeing the names of Tom Cruise and “Oblivion” in the same sentence inspires wishful thinking in some, but that didn’t deter this new sci-fi thriller from topping the week’s box-office charts. more »»

Home of the brave . . . play ball!

April 18, 2013 History is a two-way street. Not just in the sense of the oft-repeated warning that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat i. more »»

Fade to Black

April 11, 2013 Eulogies for Roger Ebert were still dotting the media last Sunday when I learned of the death of another film friend and inspiration, documentary director Les Blank. more »»

Being Maui

April 4, 2013 He’s known in myths and legends as a hero, a superman, a dutiful son, a trickster. more »»



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