August 2018: Table of Contents
on a recent voggy day, the view from Puʻu ʻualakaʻa state wayside was all but obscured. REad what else is at play when the skyline disappears on page 104.
Photo: James Nakamura
Vog: Cleaning the Air
With the recent unprecedented volcanic emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in on the Big Island with measures appropriate for a major toxic event. If it’s that serious there, what’s in store for O‘ahu? We take a deep breath and examine the new reality of vog—and what we can do about it.
by Don Wallace
Check It Out!
Books make up the backbone of the only statewide library system in the U.S., but there’s a lot more to Hawai‘i libraries—including apps, online classes and digital books.
by robbie dingeman
Soak in our last summer days with the best events happening this
By Marisa Heung
Swipe Right for Art
The Art World Escape app lets you select interactive, one-off experiences with local artists as they paint, dance, sculpt and create. In some, you’ll be able to take photos, take part in the creative process or lend your body as a canvas.
BY DON WALLACE
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
Teeing Up Tech
A public-private partnership aims to remake the old-school Ala Wai golf range into a slick sports/entertainment complex. Some neighbors are skeptical.
BY ROBBIE DINGEMAN
Quote Unquote: pāʻū rider
Faith Kalamau,mother of three, works at the Lili‘uokalani Trust in Kāne‘ohe during the day and Papakōlea Community Center at night. Yet every fall, Kalamau,45, finds the time to ride pā‘ū (originally, the skirt worn by female horseback riders, now also used to describe the riders themselves) in the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade. Representing the island of Kaho‘olawe, Kalamau marks her third year participating as a pā‘ū princess in the annual Waikīkī parade.
By Robbie Dingeman
Field Notes: Nerd Nite Honolulu
Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Nerd Nite Honolulu.
BY Enjy El-Kadi
Fanny packs are back, a new style collab, beautiful local ceramics and more.
BY STACEY MAKIYA AND BRIE THALMANN
Exploring contemporary artist John Koga’s custom-built home art studio.
By James Charisma
Ono: Food and Dining
Outside the Ox
A review of The Brilliant Ox, one of Ala Moana’s newest eateries, and an update from Madre Chocolate.
By Catherine Toth Fox and Katrina VAlcourt
Editor’s Page: A Little Hazy
Vog is changing our skyline, Kīlauea is changing a way of life, again.
BY CHRISTI YOUNG
I thought I was centering clay. Turns out, it was centering me.
By Katrina Valcourt
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
BY cassidy keola