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June 2014: Table of Contents


Off The Charts

We asked some of Hawaii’s top doctors for their most amazing tales. We got stories that include surgery sans anesthesia, a mysterious malady that only affects malihini surfers and a doctor who raised the alarm on a deadly dietary supplement.


On the Cover: Liver-transplant surgeon Linda Wong is one of Hawaii’s Best Doctors.

Photo by Rae Huo. Hair, makeup and styling by Cathy Chun. Retouching by Michael Brittain.





Now Showing

Meet the people who brought you Hawaii’s most-watched hula movie. See how this local favorite came to life and where the dancers are now.

by denby fawcett

Summer of Books

Our guide to new and notable books from local authors and publishers.

by loren moreno

The Best Doctors in Hawaii

Our annual “Best Doctors” list is researched by Best Doctors Inc., which surveys physicians nationwide, asking, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”



Obon season kicks off

Time for Obon! See the summer 2014 bon dance schedule. 

June Picks

Swamp things, not-quite Teletubbies and aliens overrun Honolulu this June. But things aren't always what they seem. 

by Katrina Valcourt

An agora for Kakaako

Interisland Terminal stakes its claim in Kakaako's game of musical chairs with a new project.

by Katrina Valcourt

Unsolicited advice

Quit fishing. 

Nene on the North Shore  

Centuries after going extinct on Oahu, the Hawaiian goose is back—maybe. 

by David Thompson

Quote Unquote: Wing Tek Lum   

Lauded in national literary circles, Wing Tek Lum may be better known at home as an engineer and real estate broker than an award-winning poet. His latest book may change that. 

By Kawehi Haug


Field Notes: Orchid Societies    

Each month Field Notes explores Honolulu's vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: orchid socities.

by david thompson



Purple is in, Limb Hawaii furniture, Misa Jewelry and more.

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann


Ono: Food & Dining

A look at hot new brunch spots Koko Head Cafe and Bills, plus a roundup of pretty purple dishes.

by martha cheng


From Our Files

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

by katrina valcourt



Editor's Page: Building Our Team

HONOLULU welcomes new talent.

by robbie dingeman

Afterthoughts: That Guy

Biking, I love you, but you’re bringing me down.

by michael keany



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