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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

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

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

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

Field Notes: This Local Steampunk Group is Bringing Victorian-Era Fiction to Life

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Steampunk Hawai‘i.
2018.05.11 09:00 AM

You Can Now Take Honolulu Museum of Art’s Custom Coffee Blend Home with You

The HoMA Signature Blend combines Maui coffee with artsy packaging.
2018.05.04 02:31 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the Hawaiʻi Book & Music Festival 2018

How to book swap, hear authors, watch dances, see Jake Shimabukuro and schedule it all at the annual free event.
2018.05.03 02:46 PM

7 Absolutely Free Things to Do in May 2018

It wouldn’t be May without a Lei Day celebration full of flowers, hula and musical performances. Plus, get your agricultural knowledge on “Nalo Style” at the Third Annual Parade of Farms or take a break from the heat for a free movie screening at the East-West Center.
2018.05.01 08:55 AM