March 2013

Features

Merrie Monarch Celebrates 50th Year

Fifty Years/Seven Minutes: It takes centuries to develop a cultural practice like hula. Half a century to build a festival like the Merrie Monarch. A year for a halau to prepare its performance. And seven minutes to dance on a hallowed stage.

It's a Wrap: Where to buy locally-made tortillas

Thanks to a new storefront, now you can buy locally-made Sinaloa tortillas, even fresher.

Fashion Feature: Graphic Content

Skip the pastels this spring and go graphic, with bold black-and-white combos.

Best of Honolulu 2013

Three new restaurants: 678 Hawaii, Greens and Vines, HASR Bistro

Carnivores, vegans and wine, oh my!

Departments

Merrie Monarch Celebrates 50th Year

Fifty Years/Seven Minutes: It takes centuries to develop a cultural practice like hula. Half a century to build a festival like the Merrie Monarch. A year for a halau to prepare its performance. And seven minutes to dance on a hallowed stage.

Afterthoughts: A Burning Love

Cane fires? I'm for 'em. I might be the only one.

From Our Files: Industry

House of Healing for Mental Health in Hawaii

This state program offers mental healthcare in a clubhouse setting.

Combat Kitsch: Murphy's home to the world's best-travelled armadillo

This stuffed armadillo's not just a bar mascot; it's a decorated war hero.

It's a Wrap: Where to buy locally-made tortillas

Thanks to a new storefront, now you can buy locally-made Sinaloa tortillas, even fresher.

Fashion Feature: Graphic Content

Skip the pastels this spring and go graphic, with bold black-and-white combos.

Thanks, Lex Brodie... Very Much.

The late Lex Brodie didn't just fix our tires, he broadcast his mahalos into our living rooms.

Feedback March 2013

Dressing the Part: Hawaii's Cosplayers

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: The wigged-out world of cosplay.

Q&A: Sen. Brian Schatz

Honolulu talks with Sen. Brian Schatz about his new job, how the Senate really operates and what his plans are for the Islands.

Keck Observatory 20th Anniversary

Best of Honolulu 2013

Three new restaurants: 678 Hawaii, Greens and Vines, HASR Bistro

Carnivores, vegans and wine, oh my!

Unsolicited Advice: Replacing Macy's

We had been preparing unsolicited advice that the downtown Macy’s was overdue for a thorough remodeling. Before we could get that out, Macy’s announced in January it was closing the store. The doors lock some time this month.

Illinois vs. Hawaii: The battle for Obama's presidential library

Book 'Em, Obama: An underdog Hawaii committee hopes to land Barack Obama's eventual presidential library, and is getting a more-than-4-year headstart.

Things to Do in March in Hawaii

Shop for vintage jewelry, eat a Belgian waffle, watch Balinese dancers and laugh with Bill Cosby.

Editor's Page: Two for Art

HONOLULU Magazine welcomes two new designers.