April 2017

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Features

Is Restaurant Senia Worth the Hype?

Two talented chefs open long-awaited Senia in Chinatown.

Does Hawai‘i’s Public School System Need a Revolution?

Education reform. To some, this is an ambitious moon shot intended to transform Hawai‘i’s school system. To others, it resembles lofty projects that never amounted to much. Meanwhile, Island teachers are fleeing the profession. So what’s in store for our 180,000 students this fall?

How Did Hawai‘i’s Public Schools Rank in 2016?

We’ve ranked Hawai‘i’s public schools from the best-performing to the worst, using official state Department of Education data. How does your school measure up?
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Departments

Refresh Your Look with These Spring Trends from Local Style Setters

A new season brings a whole new crop of trends for revamping your wardrobe. We tapped a few of the city’s style setters for the spring looks they’re most excited to take for a spin.

Is Restaurant Senia Worth the Hype?

Two talented chefs open long-awaited Senia in Chinatown.

Does Hawai‘i’s Public School System Need a Revolution?

Education reform. To some, this is an ambitious moon shot intended to transform Hawai‘i’s school system. To others, it resembles lofty projects that never amounted to much. Meanwhile, Island teachers are fleeing the profession. So what’s in store for our 180,000 students this fall?

7 Reasons We Love Kealopiko

When a much-loved, Neighbor-Island design house sets up shop in Honolulu, there’s a lot to celebrate. We discover new things about the brand, we meet the owners and we get to try on the clothing before buying it. From hand-dyed prints to so-now styles, here’s why we love Kealopiko and its new O‘ahu boutique.

This Truancy Court Pilot Program Gets At-Risk Students to Show Up for School

Truancy Court pilot program at Wai‘anae Intermediate goes from one with the most chronically absent students statewide to one with a 78-percent success rate.

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–April Edition

A look back at Honolulu from April 1912 to 1957. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Afterthoughts: Wildlife

The types of people you meet along O‘ahu hiking trails.

Blue Note Hawai‘i is Making Waikīkī a Jazz Destination for Locals

As Blue Note Hawai‘i turns one, it’s hitting its groove.

The Holoholo Guide to Moloka‘i

It’s one of the least developed Hawaiian islands, but Moloka‘i is also packed with adventure and beauty.

Bikini Bird Spreads its Wings with a New Kailua Nest

Popular online swimwear boutique now has a brick-and-mortar shop.

5 Fun Facts about International Market Place's Grand Lānai Restaurant Week

(Sponsored) This weeklong event still has us on culinary cloud nine.

How Did Hawai‘i’s Public Schools Rank in 2016?

We’ve ranked Hawai‘i’s public schools from the best-performing to the worst, using official state Department of Education data. How does your school measure up?

Field Notes: Dream of Being on Broadway? This Acting Class Can Help You Get There

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: acting classes.

Andrew Mau Kicks Up the Aloha Shirt’s Cool Factor in His Latest Apparel Line

You may already know MAU-HOUSE’s popular shaka and opihi shell bottle openers; Now meet your new favorite aloha shirt.

2017 Faces of Hawai‘i

(Special Promotional Section) Learn more about prominent Hawai‘i leaders and businesses in this special-section black-and-white photo essay.

Give Your Gear Some Aloha with These Cool Island-Inspired Pins

Although small in size, these trendy collectibles for your tees, totes and lapels are big on local pride.

Quote Unquote: Comic-Book-Writer-Turned-Filmmaker Shares Veterans’ Stories

Inspired by the World War II heroism of the 100th Infantry Battalion and the Japanese all-volunteer 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Stacey Hayashi spent thousands of hours interviewing veterans, then shared their stories in a comic book called “Journey of Heroes.” Illustrated by Bob’s Burgers artist Damon Wong, this 2012 publication won international acclaim and pushed Hayashi to her next project: finishing a feature-length film about the heroes.

Hau‘oli Lā Hānau: Celebrating Local Company Anniversaries—April Edition

Every month, we celebrate the anniversaries of local companies and organizations. This month: A shipping mainstay, an artistic haven and iconic local juice.

Celebrate the Beauty of Traditional Hawaiian Art at This New Museum Exhibit

Experience “Hulia ‘Ano” at the Bishop Museum until Oct. 16.

The 8 Best Things To Do in April 2017

Don’t be an April Fool, learn more about how our bodies work, watch Japanese satire, eat Spam and celebrate Scottish culture.

2017 Best of Honolulu Festival presented by American Savings Bank

Join HONOLULU Magazine for a fest celebrating the Best of Honolulu on Saturday, Aug. 5.
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