January 2006


Sour Poi Awards 2006

Hale 'Aina

The 22nd Annual Hale 'Aina Awards

On the Waterfront

Thirty-six acres of prime public lands in Kaka'ako could undergo a radical change. But not if some concerned citizens can help it


Q+A: Kenneth Silva

After 24 years with the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD), Kenneth Silva takes on the role of chief. This month, following a three-month-long selection process and a review of 13 internal candidates, Silva was chosen to replace retiring Chief Attilio Leonardi. Silva and the department are also planning to move into the new headquarters in Kaka'ako.

History: Remember When ...

Author Rich Budnick gives us a refresher course in Hawai'i's history, whether we want to relive it or not.

Culture Crash

To really appreciate Hawai'i drivers, try navigating the streets of Paris.

Clipping Service

Our Town: Dog Day, After Noon

A taste of New York comes to the Big Pineapple.

DVD: The Ride

Books: From Russia, with Aloha

The epic House of Many Gods skillfully connects an ice hut on the subarctic tundra with a lanai bulging with 'ohana.

Scene: Jazz Minds Arts & Café

And, Action!

Every January, your story starts all over again.

New Year Blooms

Chinese New Year begins January 29, the day of the first new moon, and ends 15 days later.


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


The Surfer Spirit

Sports: Return of the Hula Bowl

The new owners of this January event are moving it back to O'ahu.

Music Review

Ata Damasco, Pa'ina Hou!, Ululoa Productions

Soap Opera

With cold and flu season swirling around you, scrubbing your hands takes on a special urgency. Here are a few ways to suds up in style.