December 2012: Table of Contents
The Warning Shot
Eight years before the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese-language publication hit Honolulu like a bombshell, predicting war with the United States and an inevitable Japanese victory.
by jamie bisher
The Best Lawyers in Hawaii
HONOLULU Magazine worked with the research firm of Woodward/White, publishers of The Best Lawyers in America, to bring our readers the list of the best lawyers in Hawaii.
The Everything Guide to Surfing
We invented it, we live it, we love it. Here’s how Hawaii surfs now.
by martha cheng, maria kanai and david thompson
The bizarre final days of Baron Dorcy.
by david thompson
Up and Coming
A new generation of architects is making its mark on the city. We spoke with one young firm doing cool stuff, Collaborative Studio, to see what they’re up to.
by a. kam napier
Editor’s Page Waves of ... Garbage?
Keeping our beaches clean begins with what we do on land.
by a. kam napier
Our readers respond.
Road to Rome
Reasons to get out and go in December
Food: The best bread in town
Q&A: Chris McKinney
Field Notes: The Kava Festival
Hip stationery, cozy home accessories, a new local arts and crafts shop and more.
by stacey makiya and brie thalmann
Dining: The Do-Overs
In which two decade-old restaurants give way to new ones. One is an outright replacement of the old John Dominis, the other took over a long-time Chinese greasy spoon.
by martha cheng
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
by maria kanai
Afterthoughts: Mahalo Rewards
How long does it take to become local?
by michael keany