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.
BY DAVID THOMPSON
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.
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.
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
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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