January 2010

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Sour Poi Awards 2009

Celebrating the best of the worst of 2009—the strange, the stupid and the scandalous.

A Massacre Forgotten

Decades of harsh treatment toward plantation workers resulted in several riotous strikes beginning in the 20th century. One turned deadly. It has since been all but forgotten.

Hale Aina Chefs: Master Class

We talked with 10 chefs and had them answer a few of life's little cooking questions.

2010 Hale Aina Awards

Our readers named the best restaurants in the Islands.
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Things to do in January in Hawaii

Afterthoughts: Mint Condition

A stash of old coins may not be worth much, but still feels precious.

From Our Files

January archives

Field Guide: Waipahu

This former sugar town offers good eats, unique furniture and a lesson in history.

CD Reviews: Hope Mayo and Na Palapalai

Island Explorations

Here in Hawaii and across the Pacific.


The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan’s cross-cultural epic about mothers and daughters takes to the stage.

The Waikiki Aquarium's Coral Collection

The Waikiki Aquarium has one of the largest coral collections in the world. Here’s why.

Fresh Start


Editor's Page: Good Enough to Eat

This issue has delicious food writing—and equally tasty photography.
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