May 2007

Features

Castle in the Sky

For a busy single mom, this Hokua penthouse apartment has become the ideal home—after a few tweaks, of course.

How We Met

Love has to start somewhere. Here, five local couples tell the stories of when the sparks first flew.

Departments

Shop: Downtown’s New Boutique

Rafael has reopened, this time in Chinatown.

Scrap Yard: Does God Exist?

Victor Stenger, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, recently released a book, God: The Failed Hypothesis—How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist. We asked Charles Hayes, dean of the University of Hawai‘i’s College of Natural Sciences, to offer an opposing viewpoint on the relationship between God and science.

Shopping: Mother’s Day Gifts

Being a mom? Very difficult. Giving Mom presents on Sunday, May 13? Much easier, because all you have to give birth to are a few good ideas.

Food: Milking It

Testing out a soy-milk maker for home kitchens.

Isla Tango

Books: Lunch Quandary, Solved

Food: Soy Story

A health-minded Manoa takeout restaurant wins tofu converts.

First Person: Chasing Netflix

Somewhere on O‘ahu, a movie company bustles through the night.

Sip: Coming Attraction

Arts: Illuminate—The Moon Show

An exhibit shines light on Island contemporary art.

From Our Files

May

7 Reasons to Get Out of the House

05|07

Green Inside and Out

It makes sense: Kaua‘i’s first green building will be a world-class botanical research center.

Letters 5|07

Sports: Bowled Over

How decreasing profits and interest result in a sport striking out.

Field Guide: ‘Aiea Heights Dr.

From old-school diners to new-wave bowling, this area is worth a stop.

Places: We need your help.

Give us your aging, your threatened, your forgotten buildings.

Smells Like Fiasco

The plans for O‘ahu’s rail system are so screwy, even die-hard mass transit fans can’t get onboard with it.

Music Review

He Aloha…, Cody Pueo Pata, (Ululoa Productions)

By the Numbers

Vital Statistics