May 2012

Features

A Tale of Two Schools in Hawaii

A Tale of Two Schools in Hawaii

Nanakuli High and Intermediate School. Moanalua High School. Both of these public schools have big reputations, good and bad. We spent time on each campus to find out what they’re really like. It...

Rising Artists in Hawaii

Rising Artists in Hawaii

There’s more to Hawaii’s contemporary art than ocean scenes and hula dancers. Check out these eight delectably collectible artists whose careers are gathering speed.

Japanese Kaiseki in Honolulu

Japanese Kaiseki in Honolulu

Kaiseki: Now and Zen: The evolution of an austere diet of Zen monks into contemporary dining experiences at Nanzan Giro Giro, Hakkei and Wada.

Chinese Tourists in Hawaii

Chinese Tourists in Hawaii

Dragon 'Em Around: We hopped on the bus with China’s pioneers of leisure travel to see Hawaii through their bleary eyes.

Departments

Letters to the Editor: Feedback

...on homelessness, Hawaii being a worthy place to live and the Consulate of San Marino.

Special Promotional Section: Retirement Planning and Living

Readying yourself for retirement can be a trying process. Start early, gain insight from family and friends, and look for a place where you can enjoy your golden years. Use these tips from local...

News: Hawaii Education Q&A: How is the DOE helping poor-performing schools?

Associate editor Tiffany Hill asks Kathryn Matayoshi, Hawaii's Department of Education superintendent, about helping poor-performing schools.

News: Hawaii Education Q&A: Why don't all public schools have midterms and final exam weeks?

Some public high schools in Hawaii have midterms and final exam weeks, and some do not. Why?

News: Unsolicited Advice for Landlords

Landlords of Honolulu, tear out your carpets! You and your tenants will be much happier.

News: Field Guide: Driving Electric

So you want an electric car? Here’s what to expect on Oahu.

News: Editor's Page: Back to School

Taking another close look at public education.

Food: WWII Museum Brews Beer in Honolulu

World War Brew: History and beer mix at Home of the Brave Museum.

Food: Japanese Comfort Food in Honolulu

Grilled, Griddled, Simmered: The world of Japanese food beyond sushi, tempura and ramen.

Around Town: Things to Do in May in Hawaii

Furious paddling, Smokey singing, octopus hunting—May is full of stuff to do.

Arts: Wearable Art Show at Hawaii Theatre

Native Nattiness: Indigenous art meets haute couture.

Arts: Hawaiian Grown Maile Lei

Imua!: It’s graduation season again, and happy parents and friends will be draping grads with maile lei.

Shopping: Animal Lamps from the Honolulu Museum of Art

Creature Comforts: Trade in a regular shaded lamp for an irresistible home accessory from the Honolulu Museum of Art that’s sure to shed some light-heartedness in your child’s bedroom.

Shopping: Andy South Unveils New Handbags

Window Shopping: Local fashion designer Andy South unveils new have-to-have handbag line.

Shopping: Sports Fashion for Men in Honolulu

Play Ball!: Step up to the plate in fashion finds that take you out to the ballgame in style.

Shopping: Reise Kochi: Upcoming Oahu Designer

Leather Forecast: Hot accessories ahead.

Shopping: New Roll 01 from The Bike Shop Hawaii

Spin Cycle: Check out the new Roll 01 city bike from The Bike Shop Hawaii.

Shopping: New Keiki Fashions at Fighting Eel

Reach for the Sky: Fighting Eel debuts a new keiki line.

Shopping: Hifi Coop at Ward Warehouse

Hifi Hotspot: Coop-eration makes style happen.

Dining: WWII Museum Brews Beer in Honolulu

World War Brew: History and beer mix at Home of the Brave Museum.

Dining: Japanese Comfort Food in Honolulu

Grilled, Griddled, Simmered: The world of Japanese food beyond sushi, tempura and ramen.

From Our Files

The May 2012 archives from our files of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Afterthoughts: Afterthoughts: Chinatown Lockdown

Businesses are locking their doors in broad daylight. How did it come to this?