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Swing Back to 1945 with this Local World War II Film

“Last Taxi Dance” reignites the sexual and racial tensions of the last days of World War II in Honolulu—while celebrating Hawai‘i’s filmmaking community.
2018.06.04 08:55 AM

O‘ahu Hike We Like: Kalāwahine Trail

A stunning view doesn’t always require a killer climb.
2018.06.01 08:00 AM

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

A look back at Honolulu from May 1933 to 2008. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.
2018.05.31 09:35 AM

2018 Lantern Floating Ceremony Hawai‘i

Thousands gathered at Ala Moana Beach Park on May 28, 2018, for the beautiful annual lantern floating ceremony to remember loved ones who have passed.
2018.05.29 12:21 PM

2018 Honolulu Community College Bon Voyage Fashion Show

Check out looks from HCC’s student designer fashion show at Aloha Tower Marketplace.
2018.05.24 05:06 PM

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

Roll of Honor: The Next 37 Titles on Our List of 50 Essential Hawai‘i Books

The voting was close enough we’re recognizing books that just missed making the list, as well as plays and guidebooks that our judges suggested. More to read this summer—and all year.
2018.05.23 05:35 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

Afterthoughts: The Regulars

Riding the bus has its perks.
2018.05.23 09:00 AM

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