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August 2017: Table of Contents



HONOLULU Magazine August 2017 Cover
On The Cover: More than anything, Hawai‘i is about family in all its diverse glory. Here, the
Aluli-Meyers, one of 11 families profiled in “The Power of ‘Ohana.” 
Photo: Tommy Shih

The Power of ‘Ohana

Our Island families.

by don wallace with james charisma, robbie dingeman and lorin eleni gill


Where the Wild Things Went

From alligators to wallabies, an eclectic mix of alien creatures has been reported roaming the Islands. We set out to sort fact from fiction.

by james charisma



Welcome Home

Hōkūle‘a comes home.



August Picks

We’ve got the perfect way to end your summer: musical nights, gardening, sake tasting and more.

BY Ashley Mizuo


Locked Out of Heaven

What’s next for Ha‘ikū Stairs?

BY Catherine Toth Fox


Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.



A Change of Tune

Quote Unquote: Michael Titterton

Interview by Robbie Dingeman


Field Notes: House of Cards

Field Note explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: hanafuda.

By Katrina Valcourt


Celebrations: Hau‘oli Lā Hānau

Every month, we celebrate the anniversaries of local companies and organizations.

by ashley mizuo



Take a peek at Jana Lam’s studio, learn how to build your own shoe rack from HGTV’s David Jaime and more.

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann 


‘Ono: Food and Dining

Redefining Ravish

The restaurant that replaced Morimoto Waikīkī in The Modern Honolulu is searching for a new identity.

by catherine toth fox



EDITOR’S PAGE: Family Matters

The bonds that tie us together.




Time to call places by their proper Hawaiian names.



From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888. 

BY Ashley Mizuo


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Vacation mode: Activate.


6 Things You Need to Know About Rat Lungworm Disease Before You Eat a Salad

Rat lungworm disease

Everyone’s talking about the recent disease outbreak affecting the Islands. Find out what it is, where it comes from and how you can prevent it.


Here’s How to Survive a Possible North Korea Nuclear Strike in Hawai‘i

North Korea

What you need to do according to the Hawai‘i State Department of Defense.


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.



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