May 2012: Table of Contents



Grading the Public Schools

We've ranked Hawaii's more than 250 public schools, using data from the state Department of Education. How does your school measure up?

Research assistance by Brad Baris


A Tale of Two Schools

The inside story of why some schools succeed and others struggle.

By Tiffany Hill


Dragon 'Em Around

Hop on the bus with China's pioneers of leisure travel to see Hawaii through their bleary eyes.

By David Thompson



Editor's Page: Back to School

Another close look at public education.

By A. Kam Napier



Our readers respond.



Homegrown maile

Get out and go

World War Brew

Food: A Japanese food explainer

Arts: Maoli Arts Month

Field Guide: Are electric cars practical yet?



Andy South handbags, girls' clothing from Ava Sky, a sweet bike and more.

By Stacey Makiya and Brie Thalmann



Kaiseki: Now and Zen

Three  local restaurants' takes on traditional, multi-course Japanese cuisine.

By Martha Cheng


From Our Files

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

By A. Kam Napier



Chinatown Lockdown

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

By Michael Keany


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