April 2004


His House/Her House

We know men and women’s tastes can differ on home furnishings and décor. So this month, we sent a pair of writers into Honolulu’s showrooms to find out what would catch their eye.

Hawaii’s Killer: Leptospirosis

After a century, we still underestimate leptospirosis. And what we don’t know can kill us

Seven Deadly Local Sins

The 21st Annual Honolulu Magazine Starbucks Coffee Hawai‘i Fiction Contest Grand Prize Winner

Who Makes What

We take a peek at the paychecks of your friends and neighbors.


Team Effort

We double-teamed a lot of the features in this issue.

OurTown: J Salon

Egg Him On

Mamaka Kaiao

New Hawaiian Language Dictionary



The Reel Story

From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

Big News from The Big Island

There’s been an explosion of restaurants on the Volcano Isle.

Q+A Stephen Little

Constitution Abuse

The right to marry doesn’t come from your neighbors, or society, or President Bush.