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How Honolulu Gets Its Street Names and Neighborhood Themes

Streets named after flowers, birds, clouds—tell us your neighborhood theme!
2018.09.04 05:47 PM

Quote Unquote: Meet the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade's Pā‘ū Rider

Representing the island of Kaho‘olawe, Faith Kalamau marks her third year participating as a pā‘ū princess in the annual Waikīkī parade.
2018.08.28 04:57 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Okinawan Festival in Honolulu

Spend your Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 and 2, stuffing your face while soaking in Okinawan culture.
2018.08.27 03:52 PM

Editor’s Page: A Little Hazy

Vog is changing our skyline. Kīlauea is changing a way of life.
2018.08.08 11:51 AM

Is Aloha Poke Co. Stealing Hawai‘i Culture?

A Chicago store trademarked “Aloha Poke” and is threatening Island businesses. Can Native Hawaiians (and the rest of us) get it back?
2018.08.07 05:10 PM

Oʻahu Hike We Like: Mā‘ili Pillbox

This pillbox hike on the Leeward side has stunning views of the west side of the Island and a bright pink bunker for breast cancer awareness.
2018.07.19 12:25 PM

Sweet Memories: Remembering the Reign of Sugar Cane in Hawaiʻi

A symbol of a bygone era in Waipahu’s plantation history undergoes much-needed restoration.
2018.07.12 10:14 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest

It’s time to celebrate the vibrant culture of one of Honolulu’s most historic and diverse neighborhoods at the Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest. Here’s everything you need to know about the 7th annual event.
2018.07.03 09:00 AM

Editor’s Page: All My Best

Eleven of my best small-kid-time memories that didn’t make this year’s list.
2018.07.03 09:00 AM

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

A look back at Honolulu from 1948 to 2003. Stories taken from the archives of the Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.06.28 01:21 PM

Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: June 15–18, 2018

It’s summertime here in the Islands, and we’re bringing you a Father’s Day weekend featuring a food-filled film, spectacular barbecue buffet and an international-beer festival.
2018.06.13 04:07 PM

How Hawai‘i Comedians Are Using Social Media to Cash in on Local Culture

Viral videos and digital memes are the latest social media trend, delivering humorous skits and sketches straight to smartphones and tablets. Some comedians hope local kine videos lead to careers with real incomes.
2018.06.12 08:55 AM