January 2019: Table of Contents
Thrifty Rich Locals
How four locals who weren’t born into family money have made it, saved it and are passing it on. Plus: 33 money-saving tips, life hacks, shopping savvy and more.
by don wallace
A Journey of Ethnic Proportions
Hurricane threats, new fees and money troubles have suddenly forced some of Honolulu’s decades-old ethnic festivals to pivot and change course in the past few years. Some canceled. Others flourished. But adapting while keeping traditions alive is no small feat. It shows that what happens behind the scenes makes all the difference.
By JAYNA OMAYE
Sour Poi Awards
Looking back on the offbeat, obscure and outrageous news of 2018.
Mark your calendar for a run through black-lit bubbles, 1800s-style Hawaiian music, mochi pounding and more this month.
By Christi Young
Show Us the Funny
Comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Anjelah Johnson return.
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
Find out what’s going on at the state Legislature this session with a rousing game of our own version of bingo. Grab a few snacks to use as markers and play along.
SEE ALSO: The Year That Was 2018
Quote Unquote: Hawai‘i Youth Symphony music director John Devlin
After a competitive nationwide search last year, New York native John Devlin, 33, was selected as the Hawai‘i Youth Symphony’s music director from a pool of more than 80 candidates. He replaces beloved maestro Henry Miyamura, who retired after 33 years. Devlin, who served as music director of two youth orchestras in Virginia and the cover conductor of the acclaimed National Symphony Orchestra, hopes to expand music programs in underserved communities and inspire the next generation of musicians and leaders.
Interview by jayna omaye
Field Guide: 1600 Kalākaua Avenue
Field Guide tells the stories of people and businesses along Honolulu’s streets. This month: colorful fabrics, a mean sandwich and a mini Statue of Liberty.
By James Charisma
From Our Files: Barefoot Football Season Opener Draws 15,000 in 1937
This uniquely Hawai‘i adaptation of America’s rising pastime was played without pads and substituted slick ballhandling, shifty moves and multitalented stars in rolled-up dungarees. Totally homegrown and loosely organized, its inclusiveness and popularity would be the envy of local sports teams today.
BY DON WALLACE
Bold earrings, new shopping spots and collections, plus style resolutions for 2019.
By stacey Makiya and brie thalmann
Twelve vegan and vegetarian dishes even meat-lovers will crave.
By Mari Taketa | Photos by Steve Czerniak
The Medi Bowl from ‘Ai Love Nalo can lure even the most meat-loving townies to Waimānalo. Find out what vegan and vegetarian dishes we’re craving.
PHOTO: STEVE CZERNIAK
Editor’s Page: My Two Cents
Our hunt for money-saving tips is personal, at least for me.
BY CHRISTI YOUNG
Inside HONOLULU: Drumming Up Inspiration
A work assignment inspired me to reconnect with my Japanese heritage.
BY JAYNA OMAYE
Afterthoughts: Wait For It
Let’s see if these Mainland innovations can save us some time.