February 2013: Table of Contents
For the first time since statehood, Hawaii is without Sen. Daniel Inouye’s representation in Congress. Many are predicting a gloomy economic future, but what can we really expect in the near future?
by Neal Milner
Memories of Hawaii’s longest serving senator from governor and former congressional colleague Neil Abercrombie.
interview by tiffany hill
We talked to people in all walks of life—from a plastic surgeon to a special education teacher—to find out what their jobs are really like.
by tiffany hill, david thompson and martha cheng
Parking in Paradise
Parking. You do it every day. If you’re lucky, it happens without much fanfare. On a bad day, parking can be an exercise in frustration. We took a look into the world of parking in Honolulu—why it costs so much, where the worst parking spaces in the city are and the new tallest garage in the state.
by michael keany and matt kain
On Inouye’s passing Hawaii loses more than its senior senator.
by a. kam napier
Our readers respond.
Heavy metal: Chaminade gets a new statue.
Reasons to get out and go in February
New Local Books
Kalakaua’s last words?
Environment: Weed Wars
Field Notes: Friday Sailing Races
Locally made lingerie, Year of the Snake finds and a profile of Aloha Sunday designer Kahana Kalama.
by stacey makiya and brie thalmann
The Chef and the Blank-Check Restaurant
Can a “crazy” chef artist—and his Medici-like wealthy sponsor—put fine dining in Hawaii back on the map?
by martha cheng
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
by a. kam napier
Afterthoughts: One Last Thing …
What would you want your final words to be?
by michael keany