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50 Essential Hawai‘i Books You Should Read in Your Lifetime

Need something to read—or hand to someone who does? Here’s HONOLULU’s first-ever list of the most iconic, trenchant and irresistible Island books, as voted by a panel of literary community luminaries.
2018.05.23 05:40 PM

The Fine Print: How We Chose the 50 Essential Hawai‘i Books

What defines greatness? What matters most to us today? What will people actually (really) read? Those were some of the questions we faced while winnowing HONOLULU’s first-ever list of books every Islander should know, if not own.
2018.05.23 05:31 PM

Having Our Say: Two Gen X Writers on Their Essential Hawai‘i Books

Acclaimed poet Christy Passion and Kristiana Kahakauwila, author of short stories and a forthcoming novel, celebrate their literary communities and personal favorites.
2018.05.23 05:31 PM

How 56 Artists Fit Into 56 Boxes at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum

Celebrated contemporary artists come together for a unique pop-up exhibition at HiSAM featuring one-of-a-kind artworks in tiny metal tins.
2018.05.18 02:38 PM

Young Skateboarders Roll Out Efforts to Upgrade O‘ahu’s Skate Parks

How two groups of young skateboarders took matters into their own hands.
2018.05.15 10:06 AM

Field Notes: This Local Steampunk Group is Bringing Victorian-Era Fiction to Life

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Steampunk Hawai‘i.
2018.05.11 09:00 AM

You Can Now Take Honolulu Museum of Art’s Custom Coffee Blend Home with You

The HoMA Signature Blend combines Maui coffee with artsy packaging.
2018.05.04 02:31 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the Hawaiʻi Book & Music Festival 2018

How to book swap, hear authors, watch dances, see Jake Shimabukuro and schedule it all at the annual free event.
2018.05.03 02:46 PM

7 Absolutely Free Things to Do in May 2018

It wouldn’t be May without a Lei Day celebration full of flowers, hula and musical performances. Plus, get your agricultural knowledge on “Nalo Style” at the Third Annual Parade of Farms or take a break from the heat for a free movie screening at the East-West Center.
2018.05.01 08:55 AM

6 Can’t-Miss Honolulu Concerts to Check Out in May 2018

From rap to reggae to classical music, there are great shows to catch in town this month.
2018.05.01 08:55 AM

Start Your Own Hawai‘i Art Collection at a Rare Sale of Local Pieces

This benefit for the Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum promises unique treasures at reasonable prices.
2018.04.29 08:00 AM

Iconic Entertainer Robert Cazimero on Why He’s Playing One Last May Day Concert

Plus, find out why he’s glad the concert moved from the Waikīkī Shell to the historic Bishop Museum this year.
2018.04.27 02:40 PM