May 2013

Features

Grading the Public Schools

Grading the Public Schools

We create a comprehensive report card on Hawaii’s public schools, ranking them using data from the state Department of Education.

Kakaako's newest pop-up venue: Taste

Kakaako's newest pop-up venue: Taste

Taste, a pop-up venue, isn’t a restaurant itself, but a host to new concepts.

Hawaii's Greatest TV and Film Extra

Hawaii's Greatest TV and Film Extra

The Extra: You may not recognize Teddy Wells, but there’s a good chance you’ve laid eyes on him before. He’s appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows shot in Hawaii.

Are Hawaii Schools Safe?

Are Hawaii Schools Safe?

Every year HONOLULU Magazine looks at official state Department of Education data to rank our Island schools on parent, teacher and student satisfaction, as well as academic performance. This year,...

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Special Promotional Section: Retirement: Planning & Living

Retirement can be the beginning of the best years of your life—but you’ll need a good plan. Use these tips from local experts to start your journey.

Special Promotional Section: Gourmet Style

Ingredients for the perfect backyard barbecue: top-of-the-line tools, island-inspired accessories, delicious dishes and great company. Here’s how to get the party started.

Shopping: New children's boutique Petit at the Royal in Waikiki

Charm abounds at Petit at the Royal.

Shopping: Diane von Furstenberg and Roxy Swimwear Collaboration

A new swimwear collaboration is breaking on Hawaii shores between Diane von Furstenberg and Roxy.

Shopping: Modern and Vintage Brooches

Instead of being forever pinned as lapel accents, these bijou brooches add extra sparkle and jazz to ties, bags and other classic accessories.

Shopping: Sneakers for Spring

Despite a near wedge sneaker takeover, low-top styles are still alive and kicking, stepping out this spring with cool new collaborations, playful prints and fun, unexpected details.

Shopping: Fashions inspired by 'The Great Gatsby'

Calabash: Manifesting a Bar

Bar manager Justin Park’s star is rising along with Manifest’s: Last year, he won his first bartending competition with a Hotel Street Sour, and he’s been racking up wins ever since,...

Calabash: Book Review: Mary Sia's Classic Chinese Cookbook

A legendary local cookbook gets an update.

Calabash: Media Review: Robert Cazimero CD and Mai Lepera book

A review of Robert Cazimero's solo CD release Hula 2 and Kerri A. Inglis latest book Mai Lepera.

Calabash: Hawaii Juice Bars

Health nut? Then beet your way to these juices.

Calabash: Kakaako's newest pop-up venue: Taste

Taste, a pop-up venue, isn’t a restaurant itself, but a host to new concepts.

Calabash: Mochi and marshmallows get makeovers

What could possibly make mochi and marshmallows even better? How about chocolate mochi wrapped around a Waialua dark, salted chocolate truffle or mochi sandwiches spread with peanut butter and...

Calabash: Get Out & Go in May

Whether you’re a dog lover, a bookworm, an avid quilter or the ultimate Beatles fan, there’s something just for you this month.

Education: Grading the Public Schools

We create a comprehensive report card on Hawaii’s public schools, ranking them using data from the state Department of Education.

Education: Are Hawaii Schools Safe?

Every year HONOLULU Magazine looks at official state Department of Education data to rank our Island schools on parent, teacher and student satisfaction, as well as academic performance. This year,...

Education: What Special Education looks like now in Hawaii's Public Schools

It’s been 20 years since a class-action lawsuit forced the state to dramatically overhaul the way it provided special-education services to the students who needed them. Two decades after the...

Opinion: Afterthoughts: Hot Wheels

My rides keep getting stolen, but I’m finally getting smarter.

Opinion: Unsolicited Advice: Get Squared Away

HONOLULU Magazine editor A. Kam Napier offers some advice to plumbers, electricians, tub refinishers and handymen in Hawaii.

Opinion: Editor's Page: Schools and Stars

How we’re covering the public schools this year.

Food: Manifesting a Bar

Bar manager Justin Park’s star is rising along with Manifest’s: Last year, he won his first bartending competition with a Hotel Street Sour, and he’s been racking up wins ever since,...

Food: Hawaii Juice Bars

Health nut? Then beet your way to these juices.

Food: Kakaako's newest pop-up venue: Taste

Taste, a pop-up venue, isn’t a restaurant itself, but a host to new concepts.

Food: Mochi and marshmallows get makeovers

What could possibly make mochi and marshmallows even better? How about chocolate mochi wrapped around a Waialua dark, salted chocolate truffle or mochi sandwiches spread with peanut butter and...

Around Town: Get Out & Go in May

Whether you’re a dog lover, a bookworm, an avid quilter or the ultimate Beatles fan, there’s something just for you this month.

At Home: Nightmare on the 21st Floor

Things HONOLULU Magazine's editor learned while trying, mainly failing, to fix up an older apartment.

Shopping: New children's boutique Petit at the Royal in Waikiki

Charm abounds at Petit at the Royal.

Shopping: Modern and Vintage Brooches

Instead of being forever pinned as lapel accents, these bijou brooches add extra sparkle and jazz to ties, bags and other classic accessories.

Shopping: Diane von Furstenberg and Roxy Swimwear Collaboration

A new swimwear collaboration is breaking on Hawaii shores between Diane von Furstenberg and Roxy.

Shopping: Sneakers for Spring

Despite a near wedge sneaker takeover, low-top styles are still alive and kicking, stepping out this spring with cool new collaborations, playful prints and fun, unexpected details.

Shopping: Fashions inspired by 'The Great Gatsby'

Music Review: Media Review: Robert Cazimero CD and Mai Lepera book

A review of Robert Cazimero's solo CD release Hula 2 and Kerri A. Inglis latest book Mai Lepera.

Books: Media Review: Robert Cazimero CD and Mai Lepera book

A review of Robert Cazimero's solo CD release Hula 2 and Kerri A. Inglis latest book Mai Lepera.

Books: Book Review: Mary Sia's Classic Chinese Cookbook

A legendary local cookbook gets an update.

Entertainment: Hawaii's Greatest TV and Film Extra

The Extra: You may not recognize Teddy Wells, but there’s a good chance you’ve laid eyes on him before. He’s appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows shot in Hawaii.

Field Notes: Field Notes: Trivia Night at Manifest

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Tuesday Trivia Night at Manifest.

Dining: Manifesting a Bar

Bar manager Justin Park’s star is rising along with Manifest’s: Last year, he won his first bartending competition with a Hotel Street Sour, and he’s been racking up wins ever since,...

Dining: Hawaii Juice Bars

Health nut? Then beet your way to these juices.

Dining: Kakaako's newest pop-up venue: Taste

Taste, a pop-up venue, isn’t a restaurant itself, but a host to new concepts.

Dining: Mochi and marshmallows get makeovers

What could possibly make mochi and marshmallows even better? How about chocolate mochi wrapped around a Waialua dark, salted chocolate truffle or mochi sandwiches spread with peanut butter and...

From Our Files: From Our Files: Tourism

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since the 1888 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Editor's Page: Editor's Page: Schools and Stars

How we’re covering the public schools this year.