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Riding out the storm

November 8, 2012 Watching media images roll in from a storm-paralyzed New York last week, I tried to count how many times I’ve seen the city struck by apocalypse. It happened at the movies. more »»

Head in the Cloud

November 1, 2012 If you’re fond of films that bend the mind a bit, you might want to check out “Cloud Atlas.” If you do, be sure and stay for the closing credits. more »»

Soaring at the MACC

October 25, 2012 The Maui Arts & Cultural Center just built a bridge over the Pacific Ocean. It’s made of clay. ìSoaring Voices, Recent Ceramics by Women from Japanî opened last weekend and continues through Jan. more »»

Wat’s up, Maui

October 18, 2012 What’s Wat? And why? Those questions may arise looking at the poster for the Angkor Wat International Film Festival fundraiser coming to the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater Oct. 27 and 28. more »»

Taken for granted

October 11, 2012 After a stellar film career being noble, Liam Neeson is more fun when he’s beating up bad guys. more »»

Acting class

October 4, 2012 In case men elsewhere in the media haven’t been sufficiently entertaining lately, the movies have provided some real characters to fill in the blanks. more »»

Continuing Ed

September 27, 2012 Framed in the courtyard of The Maui News, three journalists smile happily at the photographer. more »»

All about Evil

September 20, 2012 Were it not for the need to fill this column each week, I probably wouldn’t have a clue what “Resident Evil” movies are all abou. more »»

Words: Handle with care

September 13, 2012 In the heat of this political season, Keali‘i Reichel offered a valuable lesson last Thursday in how to insult somebody really, really well. more »»

Bad guys and good guys

September 6, 2012 Virginia is a battleground state. We’re not talking presidential politics here— although if words could kill, we’d have a couple of corpses on the ground by now. more »»

Old guys rule

August 30, 2012 A new school year is under way, but judging from the movies, we’re still in the dumb days of summe. more »»

Talking pictures, dancing spirits

August 23, 2012 Whatever thoughts you have about Kalaupapa, a visit to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center will change your mind. more »»

Losing ticket

August 16, 2012 As opposed to real political candidates, the ones in “The Campaign” know that they’re joke. more »»

Masketeers in the redwoods

August 9, 2012 Shakespeare himself wasn’t part of our Shakespeare Santa Cruz experience this summer but it didn’t matter. The magic was still there. more »»

Santa Cruisin’

August 2, 2012 “Turn this crazy bird around, I shouldn’t have got on this flight tonight …” Joni Mitchell, whose voice had been there singing “California coming home” at an earlier time in my life, was back on... more »»

The darkest night

July 26, 2012 Early last Thursday evening, as Kathy Collins and I chuckled about the impending opening of the new Batman film, a 24-year-old man in Colorado was getting dressed to go to the movi. more »»

Saturday Night Live, Kahului-style

July 19, 2012 Live, from beautiful downtown Dairy Road, the Akaku Center parking lot was rockin’ Saturday nigh. more »»

Doing the math

July 12, 2012 Game-changing filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, 49, has observed that film directing is a young man’s game. The guys who directed the two movies I saw last weekend do the math differently. more »»

Sunset and Moonrise

July 5, 2012 Clearing out my desk in May when I semi-retired from The Maui News yielded all sorts of treasures. more »»

Slack key harmony

June 28, 2012 It’s all about the tuning, the musicians kept explaining to the crowd at the 21st annual Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival Sunday at the MACC. Turns out, it was about more than that. more »»



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