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Long Reads & Feature Stories

Should Hawai‘i Continue to Recycle? These Experts Say You Should Think Again

Environmentalists say “refusing” and “reusing” are much better than recycling. Here’s what you should know.
2019.04.22 12:15 PM

Tourists and Traffic Trouble the Residents of Kailua

Redevelopment, social media and presidential publicity all lure more tourists than ever to this once mostly residential Windward O‘ahu town.
2019.03.19 05:27 PM

Your Guide to Mochi in Hawai‘i: How to Eat it, Where to Buy it and More

Honolulu’s mochi makers combine Japanese tradition with unique, only- in-Hawai‘i touches.
2019.03.02 10:00 AM

Sour Poi Awards: Looking Back on the Offbeat, Obscure and Outrageous News of 2018

We laughed, we cried, here’s why.
2019.02.27 06:47 AM

36 Gourmet Comfort Food Dishes in Hawai‘i That’ll Warm Your Heart and Soul

Comfort food might be indulgent, but it connects us to family, traditions, cultures. Here are some of our favorites, elevated, but still reminding us of when life was simpler and calories didn’t exist.
2019.02.26 04:17 PM

3 Original Winners Are Still Winning Decades Later

Each of these three restaurants won on the first Hale ‘Aina ballot. And each is here today, still racking up honors. How do they do it?
2019.02.21 05:55 PM

Bishop Museum’s Cultural Adviser Weaves History with Modern Flair

Fiber artist Marques Hanalei Marzan brings a contemporary eye to this ancient craft, creating works that bridge old and new while weaving a continuum of culture.
2019.02.19 09:18 AM

Pai Honolulu Wins Best New Restaurant, Service and Tasting Menu

Pai Honolulu impresses with carefully constructed plates, addictive small bites, killer cocktails and now house-made breads.
2019.02.18 01:06 PM

Boki’s Beans: A People’s History of Hawaiian Coffee

It’s one of Hawai‘i’s most famous crops. But the roots of Kona coffee stretch back nearly 200 years to a tragic trip across the Atlantic, an imaginative Hawaiian governor, a British grower and a café.
2019.02.18 08:01 AM

Chef Mavro Celebrates 20 Years of Promoting Local Food

Chef-owner George Mavrothalassitis wants to tell us what to eat for dinner.
2019.02.15 07:00 AM

How 4 Savvy Locals Who Weren’t Born Into Money Manage Their Finances in Hawai‘i

How they’ve made it, saved it and are passing it on.
2019.02.12 07:24 PM

How 5 Popular Ethnic Festivals in Honolulu Adapt While Keeping Traditions Alive

Hurricane threats, new fees and money troubles have suddenly forced some of Honolulu’s decades-old ethnic festivals to pivot and change course in the past few years.
2019.01.24 02:00 PM