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Happy 30 Years, Chef Roy Yamaguchi!

The James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur is planning a yearlong celebration marking three decades of cooking in Hawai‘i.
2018.02.07 09:15 AM

Quote Unquote: What It’s Like Being the Honolulu Zoo’s First Female Director

Linda Santos found her dream job when she became the sixth director of the Honolulu Zoo and its first female leader last year.
2018.02.05 11:29 AM

Disney’s “Moana” (and Auli‘i Cravalho) Hit a New High Note—in Hawaiian

With its translation into Hawaiian, the Disney hit makes history—as Aulii Cravalho sings “How Far I’ll Go” at the Grammy Awards.
2018.01.30 01:19 PM

Staying Crafty: How Maui Brewing Co. Expands its Reach While Staying Local

The Hale ‘Aina Gold winner for Best Beer Program distributes its beers to 23 states and nearly a dozen countries.
2018.01.22 08:55 AM

The Essential Guide to Taro: A Kalo Culture Comeback

Kalo, or taro, is one of the most important foods for Native Hawaiians. Read about the culture, history and innovative new uses for the storied plant, along with some of our favorite dishes, from poi mochi doughnuts to pa‘i‘ai.
2017.12.28 08:55 AM

John John Florence Backs into the 2017 World Surf Title, His Second in a Row

After taking care of business on his end in small Pipe, Florence gets a repeat world title in the semifinals thanks to France’s Jeremy Flores knocking out Gabriel Medina. But he loses the Pipe Masters to Flores in the finals.
2017.12.18 04:31 PM

Quote Unquote: Police Chief Ballard Talks Guns, Body Cams and Even Cop Shows

Plus, find out what she’s changed already, what she thinks about body-worn cameras, role models and yoga.
2017.12.15 12:41 PM

Chef Lee Anne Wong’s Got One Last Chance

The Koko Head Café chef-owner returns to Bravo to compete on the network’s “Last Chance Kitchen” this season.
2017.12.11 10:08 AM

Can John John Florence Clinch His Second World Title in a Row at the Pipe Masters?

Unlike last year, the North Shore native has three rivals nipping at his heels.
2017.12.08 11:23 AM

2017 Surfer Awards

The surf world’s annual gala was held at Turtle Bay Resort on Dec. 6. The awards show, which is organized by Surfer Magazine, recognizes the publication’s readers’ votes for favorite surfers.
2017.12.07 11:14 AM

Keepers of the Kaona: How These 6 Kumu Preserve Hawai‘i’s Hula Traditions

These kumu hula have worked tirelessly for decades to ensure that the kaona, knowledge and traditional practices shared by their mentors are passed on to the next generation.
2017.11.22 11:55 AM

John John Florence Discusses His Chances of Being World Surf Champion (Again!)

As the 2016 champ returns to his North Shore home to compete in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, he’s taken a slim lead going into the Billabong Pipeline Masters.
2017.11.21 03:45 PM