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Long Reads & Feature Stories

The Strange Stories of Hollywood Filming in Hawai‘i

From plastic palm trees to on-set pranks, from fake languages to obstinate water buffalo, intrepid humor writer Charles Memminger uncovered the funniest, strangest tales of Island moviemaking.
2010.06.01 05:14 PM

Kamehameha IV and the Shooting of Henry Neilson

Alexander Liholiho shot one of his closest friends, leaving physical and emotional wounds from which neither man would recover.
2010.06.01 04:52 PM

Caught in Between

Thousands of people are caring for their children and elderly parents simultaneously. Here are the stories of kamaaina who are coping with this challenge.
2010.05.04 06:08 PM

Salaries by Job Title: How Much Money Does Everyone Earn in Hawai‘i?

Everyone wants to know how much money everyone else makes—even more now given the gloomy economy. Take a look and find out how your paycheck stacks up.
2010.04.02 10:35 PM

A Life in Fashion

They do more than create apparel. They can see a bird and turn its colors into a fabric print. They can whip up costumes for an entire opera company. Meet the multitasking magicians we call fashion designers.
2010.04.02 06:24 PM

High School: An Inside Story

Honolulu Magazine associate editor Ronna Bolante goes to Moanalua High School for a week, to go to classes, to meet the teachers and espcially the students.
2010.03.15 05:52 PM

The Crime That Changed the Islands

The Thalia Massie affair was one of Hawaii's most sensational and significant trials in the state's history and has forever changed Hawaii.
2010.03.08 05:28 PM

Hawaii Family Court

Hawaii’s Family Court of the First Judicial Circuit is a place no one wants to go, and a place we couldn’t live without. Writer Jana Wolff gained special access to the court to shed some light on what happens inside.
2010.02.23 07:19 PM

Family Roots

May Moir and Susanne Zola, grandmother and grand daughter, maintain the Nuuanu Valley gardens of Lipolani.
2010.02.03 08:05 PM

Astounding Honolulu

Weird, strange and intriguing things you didn't know about our Islands.
2010.02.02 02:57 PM

Our Geniuses

They give voice to paralyzed patients, detect exotic particles, solve mathematical conundrums and more. You can even blame one of them for all the hours you spent playing Tetris. Meet eight Islanders who are, quite simply, geniuses.
2010.02.01 05:54 PM

On the Blink

Honolulu is full of amazing, historic neon. Some of it isn’t in such great shape anymore.
2010.02.01 03:06 PM