May 2011

Features

Project Runway's Andy South Produces New Line

Project Runway's Andy South Produces New Line

From Waianae High School to Project Runway to Neiman Marcus, 24-year-old fashion designer Andy South has come a long way—and he’s just getting started.

Japan-Honolulu Earthquake Journal

Japan-Honolulu Earthquake Journal

A Hawaii family separated during the Japanese earthquake and tsunami picks its way through the aftermath.

The Secret Life of Storage Units in Honolulu

The Secret Life of Storage Units in Honolulu

They may look like static warehouses on the outside but inside, Honolulu's self-storage units are bustling with hidden lives.

"The Death of Public School": Ten Years Later

"The Death of Public School": Ten Years Later

In May 2001, we published a feature entitled, “The Death of Public School,” taking the state Department of Education to task for failing to do its job. After a decade of reform promises, has...

Grading the Public High Schools

Grading the Public High Schools

This year, we rank Hawaii’s public high schools, using performance and satisfaction data from the state Department of Education.

Departments

Letters to the Editor: Feedback

...on Hawaii Five-O, inspiring others, the USS Arizona Memorial's visitor center and Whole Foods.

Dining Reviews: Big Island Restaurants in Waimea

In Big Island’s little Waimea, it’s a short distance from farm (or ranch) to table.

Shopping: The Shopping Power Hour

Executive editor and shopping expert Kathryn Drury Wagner shows you how to hit three stores in one lunch hour.

Around Town: The Secret Life of Storage Units in Honolulu

They may look like static warehouses on the outside but inside, Honolulu's self-storage units are bustling with hidden lives.

Around Town: New Fitness Center: Yoga, Nia and Pilates

The Still & Moving Center has Nia classes seven days a week—as well as other forms of moving meditation such as yoga, Pilates and aikido.

Around Town: Things to Do in May in Hawaii

Soak in the arts this spring, or get your feet wet at a paddling festival.

Arts: Look Good Feel Better Program

The Look Good … Feel Better program gives women with cancer the skills to reclaim their self-confidence.

Arts: Iolani Palace: New Room Opens

Iolani Palace restores the colors of the past in the newly renovated music room.

Arts: Philosophy for the Kids

Forget the stereotype of a bearded philosopher in a toga; this program brings critical thinking to the crayon-age set.

Music Review: CD Reviews: Pekelo and Mailani

Music reviews of Pekelo and Mailani.

Books: Borders Closes Four Stores

The book giant closes four stores in the Islands, affecting local publishers.

Entertainment: Afterthoughts: Food for the Eye

What do you do with a collection that is goofy and useless? Curate it and call it a day.

Entertainment: Honolulu Firefighters Cook Up a Mean Spread

When they’re not extinguishing fires and saving lives, the Honolulu Fire Department is cooking up a mean spread.

Entertainment: Cricket, Anyone?

The British sport has a long history in Honolulu.

Field Notes: Field Guide: Filipino Fun

This month, we explored Oahu’s best places to experience Filipino culture.

Dining: Big Island Restaurants in Waimea

In Big Island’s little Waimea, it’s a short distance from farm (or ranch) to table.

From Our Files

May archives

Editor's Page: Editor's Page: Ten Years of Schools Coverage

Looking back on a decade of covering Hawaii’s state Department of Education.