November 2004

Features

K2:The King of Mountains

This summer there were 11 expeditions from around the world trying to climb K2—including the one-man 2004 Hawaiian Expedition, which consisted of our contributing editor, guy Sibilla.

90 Years of Opening Nights

Diamond Head Theatre celebrates its 90th anniversary season, a milestone for the oldest continuously operating theater in the Islands

When Eddie Met Gabby

In a Waimanalo backyard, an ailing Gabby Pahinui asked Eddie Kamae to play a few tunes with him. It was the jam session that changed Kamae’s life—and set off the Hawaiian Renaissance.

Kue

30 years of land struggles in Hawaii

Giving Voice

John Keola Lake has shaped an entire generation of Native Hawaiians. In doing so, he is ensuring that the ways of his kupuna live on.

Departments

Q+A Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Letters

November

Tree Love

David Sedaris

World-class smart-ass David Sedaris makes his first appearance in Honolulu on Nov. 13.

Electoral College Dropout

Voting by Design

When a single ballot insists it is actually five ballots, who could blame a voter for being confused?

The King of Cocktails

America invented the cocktail, then lost the art. Great cocktails are back-even in Honolulu.

50 years of Christmas

The Queen’s Medical Center Auxiliary celebrates its 50th, and last, Festival of Trees.

Our Town

The Kahala turns 40

From our Files

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

Lighting up the Hawai‘i Theatre

Yes, it really says, “The 117th Holiday Annual” on the marquee

Book Report: Surf Science

Hittin’ the Sauce