What: Honolulu Weekly Literary & Arts Party When: Thu., Jan. 17, 6-8:30 p.m.
Kids These Days / Wherever there is a bad idea that can’t be amended, there is also a wary elder echoing the age-old adage, “You can’t polish a turd.” Thanks to recent scientific strides from the Discovery Channel series MythBusters, that myth was officially put to rest; you can totally polish a “high-gloss” turd using a glossmeter. Similar is the polished aesthetic behind 23-year-old Chad Maluyo’s Crappy Kids clothing line.
Excerpt from Do One Green Thing / Did you know that cosmetics and personal care products are the leading reason for calls to poison control centers in the United States? Every day, one out of every 13 US women, and one out of every 23 men, is exposed to cosmetic ingredients that are known or probable human carcinogens, according to the Environmental Working Group.
To Read, or Not / Untold Stories of a Real Estate Diva, a self-published book by Honolulu Realtor Stephany Sofos purported to be a tell-all of the Honolulu real estate industry, is more of a depressing symbol of our current publishing economy than anything to sit and enjoy reading. Despite Sofos’s promise of well-dished dirt, Diva comes off as, well, the work of a diva: a first draft that somehow got printed, composed of garbled, vainglorious, run-on sentences.
to Get and Give / If thinking about one more mall trip makes you feel like crying, here’s a place where you can find great last-minute gifts, hilarity and charity. Art & Flea’s third annual Ugly Sweater Party will feature more than 60 local vendors carrying an abundance of handmade items, vintage pieces, antiques and local art.
Remember the episode of Boy Meets World when Cory’s dad bought his mom a trash compactor as a gift for their anniversary? She was not a happy camper until (spoiler alert!) he forked over a pearl necklace.
Since Wei Fang and Kina Mahi have spent more than a few years off-island, chasing degrees and careers, altogether realizing how homesick Hawaii can make you, they’ve created a remedy to rough Hawaiian withdrawals. Makana (in Hawaiian, gift)–a monthly subscription service of curated gift boxes–was founded because they want to share the natural wealth of our paradise by simultaneously supporting all the best that is Hawaiian-made.