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AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: HI SPY

Aloha loyal readers,

Since Honolulu Weekly shut down earlier this month, our former editor-in-chief Mindy Pennybacker have been working hard on an exciting new start-up publication. (You can read all about it here, written by our good friend Gary Kubota of Star Advertiser) We are gearing towards a newer, better, snazzier Weekly, and we’ve finally decided on a name and a concept: HI Spy.

We’ll be moving to a new tumblr site at hi-spy.tumblr.comThis is where we’ll be reporting from now on, covering not only our publication’s progress, but what we find throughout this summer in Hawaii. Food, events, politics, everything that our team have been giving you at our previous publication. 

ALSO: New Facebook and Twitter! Like us, follow us! And remember, get on our mailing list by emailing newhonweekly@gmail.com.

We love you all, and thank you for all your overwhelming, loving support. 

From,

HI Spy Team

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Who is Lindsay Mills?

Thank you to the New York Daily News for sending me on an assignment to Waipahu and Mercury Bar to find out more about Lindsay Mills.

See article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nsa-leaker-edward-snowden-face-extradition-hong-kong-article-1.1368209

The National Security Agency whistleblower and man all over the news is Edward Snowden. He lived on O‘ahu for a few months until early May, working with the NSA for Booz Allen Hamilton. While his current whereabouts are unknown but are linked to Hong Kong, where he stayed at The Mira hotel for some time until June 10, his girlfriend Lindsay Mills is most likely still in Hawai‘i.

Snowden and Mills lived in a rental home on the corner of Eleu Street in the Royal Kunia neighborhood of Waipahu. They vacated the house May 1. According to the landlord’s realtor Kerri Jo Heim, the landlord used a management company, Kamehameha Realty, to arrange the rental agreements with Snowden. Neighbors all agree that the couple “kept to themselves.” A neighbor directly across the street said he got a call from Washington, D.C., inquiring what he knew about his famous neighbor. Seeing as his phone number is unlisted, the neighbor said, “obviously what [Snowden] is saying must be true.”
We confirmed that Mills is a dancer who practiced with The Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe (WAT), but did not perform with them. “Lindsay had been here at least a year,” a source explained, “I didn’t know her too well … she seemed like a nice person, really cheerful and always wanted to learn.” The troupe holds open recreation nights at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Studio 4, where “there’s a spring floor and they hang aerial stuff.” Mills practiced with aerial silks, pole dancing and duo acrobatics. She reportedly performs at Mercury Bar in downtown Honolulu for monthly First Friday events. The night showcases Pamela and the Pole Kats, a group of dancers who combine pole dancing and acrobatics. As far as Mill’s relationship with Snowden goes, “I don’t think any of us knew she had a boyfriend.” 
 
My one contact person for Lindsay said that Lindsay said she wants privacy right now,” says Terryl Leong, performance coordinator for WAT.
–Jamie Noguchi

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zafirodsp:

thank You Edward!!!!!another Hero of Humanity….in these times is incredible what You have done….thank You again Edward!!!David

 Our own Jamie Noguchi was on the ground in Waipahu and at Mercury Lounge today looking for Ed’s girlfriend.

zafirodsp:

thank You Edward!!!!!
another Hero of Humanity….
in these times is incredible what You have done….
thank You again Edward!!!

David

Our own Jamie Noguchi was on the ground in Waipahu and at Mercury Lounge today looking for Ed’s girlfriend.

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Bring the Beat

Courtesy Jet Setter Productions

The English Beat charges the stage at The Rebublik this Saturday, pumping out a high energy ska that is somehow peppy, chill, and angst-ridden all at once. Originally calling themselves The Beat, they were part of the birth of ska in late 1970’s England, with a string of hits beginning with a rendition of “Tears of a Clown” at twice the Smokey Robinson speed.

The Beat formed amidst a heady brew of sex, drugs, and disaffected British youth that spewed forth punk. The cool ones infused punk with the reggae that surrounded them in working class suburbs with large Jamaican populations.

“That was where we started from,”  lead singer Dave Wakeling explains via phone, “this strange idea of mixing the Velvet Underground and Toots and the Maytals and adding The Monkeys on top—if John Lennon had crept in and helped with the lyrics.”

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"I’m concerned with the condition of Hawai‘i’s changing landscape, both natural and built, and political and cultural. I have a conflicting sense of paranoia and optimism for the future of our home that drives me to do the work that I do." // Breaking Ground and Moving Earth

—Sean Connelly, on what inspired him to fill ii gallery with dirt to create A Small Area of Land (Kaka’ako Earth Room).

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Do Your Homework // Hailing from the fictional Balearic cliffs of Seadisco, France (where we assume Mamma Mia! was filmed), André Dulcan and Ludmilla Cassar, of the synthpop duo REFLEX, blend funk, basslines, 808 clap (danceable electronic hand clap sounds from an 808 machine, but also something you catch if you hook up with a Waikiki fille de joie) and a whole lot of other bouncy ‘80s sounds to make you sweat and smile. 
In the Frenchies’ Wavering EP, Lud’s wilting French whispers float over Dulcan’s pulsing synthpop beats, making you feel like you’re dancing on a topless beach in a floppy hat and huge shades. Their show at Nextdoor is another in Honolulu’s recent and impressive trend in visiting must-see musicians.
Anton Glamb, DJ-Syn, Davey Shindig and our very own SuperCW open the night! Go support the events that support Chinatown; we could use more events like these.
Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St., Fri., 3/22, 9pm-2am, $15, 18+, tickets, reflexmusic.fr, nextoorhnl

Do Your Homework // Hailing from the fictional Balearic cliffs of Seadisco, France (where we assume Mamma Mia! was filmed), André Dulcan and Ludmilla Cassar, of the synthpop duo REFLEX, blend funk, basslines, 808 clap (danceable electronic hand clap sounds from an 808 machine, but also something you catch if you hook up with a Waikiki fille de joie) and a whole lot of other bouncy ‘80s sounds to make you sweat and smile. 

In the Frenchies’ Wavering EP, Lud’s wilting French whispers float over Dulcan’s pulsing synthpop beats, making you feel like you’re dancing on a topless beach in a floppy hat and huge shades. Their show at Nextdoor is another in Honolulu’s recent and impressive trend in visiting must-see musicians.

Anton Glamb, DJ-Syn, Davey Shindig and our very own SuperCW open the night! Go support the events that support Chinatown; we could use more events like these.

Nextdoor, 43 N. Hotel St., Fri., 3/22, 9pm-2am, $15, 18+, tickets, reflexmusic.fr, nextoorhnl

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"Some 2.6 million pounds of toxic chemicals were used or generated in Hawai‘i in 2011 by facilities that produce electricity, treat sewage, refine oil into gasoline and train military troops." // Toxic Releases on the Rise
—Joan Conrow on if/how the release of sulfuric acid, nitrates, ammonia and lead might affect our environment.

Photo, Time archives

"Some 2.6 million pounds of toxic chemicals were used or generated in Hawai‘i in 2011 by facilities that produce electricity, treat sewage, refine oil into gasoline and train military troops." // Toxic Releases on the Rise

—Joan Conrow on if/how the release of sulfuric acid, nitrates, ammonia and lead might affect our environment.


Photo, Time archives

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Out Now! // Deep breaths, it’s a Weekly joint on ganja laws; plus, Honolulu Printmakers might be 85 years old, but they look like they’re 40! And we taste a beer brewed with chocolate, chipotle, cinnamon and a splash of apocalypse. Yum!

Out Now! // Deep breaths, it’s a Weekly joint on ganja laws; plus, Honolulu Printmakers might be 85 years old, but they look like they’re 40! And we taste a beer brewed with chocolate, chipotle, cinnamon and a splash of apocalypse. Yum!

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"Since the 1980s—that era of bad taste and cocaine—cocktails have mostly been used to get us from Point A to Drunk. We went for the fast and sweet. If blow brought us up, Long Island Iced Teas, Sexes on the Beach and Tom Cruise in Cocktail took us down. Lather, rinse, repeat. Now, we’ve slowed down. We care about what goes into our bodies. Let what has happened to food in Hawai‘i also elevate the drink with which we whet our appetites.” // Take Me To Your Liquor
—James Cave takes a sip (or six) from each of Honolulu’s craftiest bartenders as they prepare for the inaugural Hawaii Cocktail Week, happening now through Feb. 24.
Photo: Julian Walstrom, bar manager at Salt Bar + Kitchen, pours absinthe the Czech way—with flame.

"Since the 1980s—that era of bad taste and cocaine—cocktails have mostly been used to get us from Point A to Drunk. We went for the fast and sweet. If blow brought us up, Long Island Iced Teas, Sexes on the Beach and Tom Cruise in Cocktail took us down. Lather, rinse, repeat. Now, we’ve slowed down. We care about what goes into our bodies. Let what has happened to food in Hawai‘i also elevate the drink with which we whet our appetites.” // Take Me To Your Liquor

—James Cave takes a sip (or six) from each of Honolulu’s craftiest bartenders as they prepare for the inaugural Hawaii Cocktail Week, happening now through Feb. 24.

Photo: Julian Walstrom, bar manager at Salt Bar + Kitchen, pours absinthe the Czech way—with flame.

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