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June 2019: Table of Contents



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HN June 2019 Cover

This photo: Aaron K. Yoshino / Cover photo: Nolan Omura

 

Features


Paint the Town

It’s not just about massive murals. Some Hawai‘i artists are going smaller scale with their street art.

by james charisma

 

For the Records

The long-running radio show Territorial Airwaves inspires new recordings by beaming vintage Hawaiian music across the globe.

by robbie dingeman

 


SEE ALSO: Harry B. Celebrates 40 Years of Vintage Hawaiian Radio Show “Territorial Airwaves”


 

Best Summer Ever!

The first official day of summer is June 21. Then, there are just 94 days until fall sets in. Don’t panic. But don’t waste any of that additional sunlight. We rounded up your must-do list for the season so you can plan the best summer ever.

by christi young

 

In Transition: Hawai‘i’s Transgender Teens

Finding yourself as a teenager is challenging. But for local trans teens growing into their identities, these years are critical. Here is how Hawai‘i is succeeding, and struggling, when it comes to supporting students in transition.

by cynthia wessendorf

 


SEE ALSO: Portraits of Gender and Sexual Identities in the Hawaiian Community


 

Calabash


June Picks

Explore the inner workings of a whale, stock up on mangoes, and maybe get a new tattoo.

By MAYA MATHUR

 


SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Pan-Pacific Festival in Honolulu


 

CITY LIFE: Shell Game

Don’t count on seeing summer concerts at the Waikīkī Shell. The 63-year-old amphitheater is upping its game.

By Maria Kanai

 

Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.

BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF

 

NEWS: By Definition

The word “Hawaiian” has a new note next to it on Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, thanks, in part, to an email from a local writer.

BY CHRISTINE HITT

 

Quote Unquote: Super Hiro

A week after  Hiro Toiya, 38, moved to New Orleans for graduate school, Hurricane Katrina struck. He delayed starting school to volunteer at a shelter in Houston and to conduct health screenings at the Astrodome. The Atlanta native decided to study emergency management, and is now the director of the city’s Department of Emergency Management, where he oversees recovery and planning efforts to make O‘ahu a more resilient, safer place to live.

Interview by jayna omaye

 

FOOD: That’s Bananas

Gabe Sachter-Smith stalks bananas around the world and builds a banana library of Hawaiian cultivars.

By MARTHA CHENG

 

From Our Files: Neon Signs in 2010

With only a few “benders” on the island, classic neon signs faced a dim future in 2010.

BY STACEY MAKIYA 

 

Style


Celebrate Pride Month with Michael Kors’ new collection. Plus, trendy bucket hats for summer, a Q&A with Love + Monsters and more.

By stacey Makiya and brie thalmann

 

Field Guide


This three-block strip of Pearl City reveals an old-school neighborhood grappling with growth, development and rail.

By Jayna Omaye

 

HONOLULU Magazine June 2019 Cover

Go shrimp truck hopping on the North Shore and you might come across this tidepool in Pūpūkea. Find 50-plus ways to have the best summer ever throughout the issue. Photo: Nolan Omura.
PHOTO: Nolan Omura

‘Ono: Food & Dining


Fresh Ideas

After 71 years in business, family-run Foodland is swinging for the fences.

By Mari Taketa | Photos by Aaron K. Yoshino

 


SEE ALSO: A Step-By-Step of Our Attempt at Cooking Foodland’s New Meal Kits


 

Opinion


Editor’s Page: Season’s Greetings

What will you do with your two more hours of sunlight?

BY CHRISTI YOUNG

 

Afterthoughts: Getting lost

Just because we live on an island doesn’t mean we’ll ever run out of new things to discover.

By Katrina Valcourt

 

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