First Sundance ShortsLab: Honolulu—fostering talent and building community


“A film set is a rolling ball of chaos and imminent failure,” said visiting filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean at the first Sundance ShortsLab: Honolulu, held at the museum’s Doris Duke Theatre March 21 and 22. His reality check on the nitty gritty of making a film during his session about going from short film to feature got a laugh out of the full house. Insider insight like that had aspiring and veteran filmmakers alike talking and Instagramming about how the milestone program inspired them. Read more [...]

Here’s Your First Look at the Resurrected Lincoln Continental


Ford Motor Co is resurrecting the Lincoln Continental as its top-of-the line luxury sedan, betting that the classic name will help rebuild the brand’s image in the United States and China. Ford’s Lincoln will unveil a prototype of the future Continental sedan on Monday ahead of the April 3-12 New York auto show, which will also feature many of the Continental’s future rivals, including the Cadillac CT6 sedan from General Motors Co, a new Jaguar XF sedan from Jaguar Land Rover and Read more [...]

UK inflation falls to zero for first time in decades – live updates


Rolling business and financial news, as falling food and fuel prices drag the UK consumer prices index to a record lowLatest: CPI inflation hits 0.0% for first timeDavid Cameron: good news for familiesThe key chartsLarry Elliott: What it means to youEarlier:Greece: We’ll present reforms by MondaySoros: 50% chance of Grexit Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Brooklyn Beckham Books First Campaign for Reserved


If ever there was a genetic jackpot Brooklyn Beckham is a big winner, and he just scored his first major clothing spread for Reserved’s Spring 2015 lineup. The sixteen-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham looks handsome in the snapshots he posted to his Instagram account this past week, and if he keeps this up he’ll be a fully-fledged male model before long. In the past, Brooklyn made his modeling debut in the New York Times’ T magazine, and his younger brother Romeo is the face of Burberry. Read more [...]

First Look: Marin Fairfax SC6 DLX


With a constantly expanding stable of aging bikes, I’ve never completely taken seriously the idea of a dedicated city bike. Why would I spend extra money on a bike for running around town when that old Schwinn Homegrown with V-brakes or the dented Bridgestone RB-1 road bike would get me there? Sure, the first-gen Rockshox on the Schwinn is saggier than an octogenarian in Lycra and the sticky, down-tube shifters on the Bridgestone are about as convenient as the manual-roll windows on my beater Read more [...]

Kimee Balmilero guarantees you’ll LOL your pants at the first Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival


Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Kimee Balmilero’s professional credits include the Emmy-nominated Discovery Kids series Hi-5, the original Broadway cast of Mamma Mia, and Hawaii Five-0. She studied improv with the famed Upright Citizens Brigade and has performed live at Radio City Music Hall and Second City-Hollywood. After racking up all that experience, Balmilero returned to Hawai‘i in 2012 and has been busy in the comedy scene ever since. Now she’s putting together the first ever Hawaii Read more [...]

Three ‘ie toga mats go on view for the first time


On view through Aug. 9, Shifting Values of Plaited Power highlights the weaving traditions of the Pacific with skillfully crafted mats from the museum’s collection. One highlight are the three ‘ie toga (fine mats) from Sāmoa. Although they’ve been in the collection for decades (we suspect the mat on the right was acquired in the 1920s!) the three mats have never before been shown at the museum. Textiles curator Sara Oka wrote this about the mats: An ʻie tōga is a finely woven mat that Read more [...]