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December 2017: Table of Contents



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On The Cover: Read about the history and culture of kalo, along with innovative uses for the storied plant, on page 48. Plant from Waimānalo Research Station.
Photo: Steve Czerniak

The Essential Guide to Kalo

Kalo, or taro, is one of the most important foods for Native Hawaiians. Read about the culture, history and innovative new uses for the storied plant, along with some of our favorite dishes, from poi mochi doughnuts to pa‘i‘ai.

by catherine toth fox, with james charisma and maria kanai

 

The Words Behind the Picture Brides

After 35-plus years as a dressmaker, author Barbara Kawakami went back to school, earned a college degree and published her first book at age 53, followed by the award-winning Picture Bride Stories last year.

by ashley mizuo

 

The Best Lawyers in Hawai‘i

HONOLULU Magazine worked with the research firm Woodward/White, publishers of The Best Lawyers in America, to bring our readers the list of the best lawyers in Hawai‘i.

 

Calabash

New Tree in Town

Helemano Farms in Wahiawā.

BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF 

 

December Picks

For a Christmas that’s merry and bright, honor those who serve, hear an award-winning artist perform holiday favorites, complete the fourth-largest marathon in the U.S. and more.

BY Marisa Heung

 

Barefoot Days, Electric Nights​

Reporter serves up a slice of 1960s Honolulu.

BY Robbie Dingeman

 

Da Meter

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

BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF 

 

Can Hawai‘i Cannabis Help End the Opioid Epidemic?

Now that medical marijuana is legal, a homegrown substitute beckons.

by Don Wallace

 

A Big Voice for Equality

Quote Unquote: Esera Tuaolo

Interview by Don Wallace

 

Field Notes: Wordplay

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Honolulu Scrabble Club.

By James Charisma

 

Style

Just Chill

Holiday floral tips from Meleana Estes, on-trend winter fashions.

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann

 

‘Ono: Food and Dining

Quick Bites

Explore a new café, dine at a new beer-focused pub, tour a bakehouse and try boozy yogurt.

by catherine toth fox

 

Opinion

EDITOR’S PAGE: Keeping it Local

And celebrating homegrown.

BY ROBBIE DINGEMAN

 

Afterthoughts: Alone Time

What it’s like for a control freak to travel solo.

by katrina valcourt

 

Celebrations: Hau‘oli Lā Hānau

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

by ashley mizuo

 

From Our Files

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

BY Ashley Mizuo

 

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