August 2019

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The Hawai‘i Writer’s Life

Yes, lucky we live Hawai‘i, the only state with its own regional literature. But, lately, it’s only gotten harder to make a go of it for our diverse, dedicated and ink-stained scribbling class. Is self-publishing the answer? Who’s writing the next Great Hawai‘i Novel? Why won’t New York pay attention to us? We push the envelope in search of answers to these and other burning questions.

Back Story: Upheaval at the Hawaiian Humane Society

It’s been a tumultuous few years for the 135-year-old organization, stunned by the departure of 62 employees and the CEO’s resignation. With a new CEO in place, we look back at the issues that rocked leadership.

Kunoa Cattle Delivers Local, Grass-Fed Beef to the O‘ahu Market

How the Hawai‘i cattle ranch began supplying O‘ahu’s supermarkets, restaurants and schools—something Hawai‘i ranchers have been trying to do for two decades.
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Kip Wilborn Takes Over as Producing Director of Mānoa Valley Theatre

The internationally known tenor, actor and director joined the 150-seat Mānoa Valley Theatre this summer. The classically trained “singing actor” from Odessa, Texas, has performed globally—from Wagner and Verdi to Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables”—and served seven years on the Mānoa theater’s board. He steps in as the not-for-profit theater completes its 50th season and begins planning for the next 50.

The Hawai‘i Writer’s Life

Yes, lucky we live Hawai‘i, the only state with its own regional literature. But, lately, it’s only gotten harder to make a go of it for our diverse, dedicated and ink-stained scribbling class. Is self-publishing the answer? Who’s writing the next Great Hawai‘i Novel? Why won’t New York pay attention to us? We push the envelope in search of answers to these and other burning questions.

Honolulu’s King of Spam Musubi Now Serves 23 Varieties at 7 Spots on O‘ahu

Spam musubi aficionados have 23 reasons to stop by a local eatery that’s building an empire on a mountain of rice balls.

Afterthoughts: Waste Not, Want Not

The world’s ending. Time to give up snack packs.

Dear Writers I Interviewed For This Article ...

Don’t hate me. Oh, go ahead. Hate me.

Little Bags Are Back in a Big Way This Season

All the small things.

Back Story: Upheaval at the Hawaiian Humane Society

It’s been a tumultuous few years for the 135-year-old organization, stunned by the departure of 62 employees and the CEO’s resignation. With a new CEO in place, we look back at the issues that rocked leadership.

O‘ahu in 1957: The Day the Pali Highway Opened

One day in May, Hawai‘i drivers started going through the Ko‘olau mountain range to Kailua, instead of over it.

Can These Muddy-Looking Balls Make the Ala Wai Swimmable?

Balls packed with healthy bacteria may offer a way to restore the ecosystem of the polluted Ala Wai Canal.

Meet Kamehameha Schools Newest Trustee, Crystal Rose

Hilo-born attorney Crystal Rose first attended Kamehameha Schools as a student boarder, graduated, became an attorney who challenged the leadership of the institution in 1998 and helped catalyze fundamental changes, defended the school’s Hawaiian-preference admissions policy and on July 1, she began a new role as trustee of the powerful organization at a salary of $165,000.

Kunoa Cattle Delivers Local, Grass-Fed Beef to the O‘ahu Market

How the Hawai‘i cattle ranch began supplying O‘ahu’s supermarkets, restaurants and schools—something Hawai‘i ranchers have been trying to do for two decades.

2019 Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Red Carpet Gala

Held at the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī’s new Longboard Lounge on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, the HRFF30 Red Carpet Gala featured appearances by “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” Shangela and Gia Gunn, drag performances, bites from some of Hawai‘i’s top restaurants, and more.

Listen to HONOLULU’s Managing Editor on “Have Aloha Will Travel”

Our very own Katrina Valcourt talks about the Hale ‘Aina Awards and a recent trip to Maui on the latest episode of HAWAI‘I Magazine’s podcast.

Buy These Aloha-Inspired Shirts From Western Aloha for the Paniolo in Your Life

Hawai‘i’s rich culture and historic paniolo lifestyle spur inspiration for Paul Sullivan’s on-the-rise brand.

Hawai‘i Design Company, Show Pony, Offers Vintage Rugs With a Touch of Morocco

Karii! Japan’s Oldest Spirit Returns to the 2019 Okinawan Festival

(Sponsored) Customize your own awamori cocktail and enjoy bites by 12 local chefs on Friday, Aug. 30, at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

Making It in Hawai‘i

What do bees, baby oysters and books have in common? No, this is not a trick question.

The 11 Best Events on O‘ahu in August

​Cap off the end of summer with two ethnic festivals, a new production of an oldie but goodie and a bunch of local journalists poking fun at news in the Islands.
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