November 2006

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Behind the Paint

Graffiti is everywhere. We talked to the people who write it, to find out how and why they do it. Think you already know who spray-paints walls? Think again.

The Unretired

Rocking chairs and gold watches are the stuff of yesterday’s retirees. Today, the rules are different.

Where I’m From

Knowing a person’s hometown tells you more than just where they were raised.

Who Owns the Duke?

The battle for the trademark to Duke Kahanamoku’s name has been far less dignified than the man himself.

Saving the Island of Kaho‘olawe

Kaho‘olawe doesn’t make the news so much anymore. But a lot is going on there—and you can be part of it.

9 Most Endangered Historic Sites in Hawai‘i

The buildings, estates and towns most in need of saving in 2006.
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Letters | November

Careful Crossings

The HPD has stepped up pedestrian citations. Will it make O‘ahu’s streets safer?

Perfect Pairings


Masami Teraoka

From Our Files | November

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

Mu‘umu‘u Re-do

The trendy Blue Geisha Vintage Boutique turns an old mainstay into a hot new look.

Music Review

Amy Hanaiali‘i, Generation Hawai‘i, Hanaiali‘i Records

Chinese, Sort Of

Three chains shake up the Chinese restaurant scene.

Return of the Waffle Dog

It’s true—the local favorite is back.

Pampered Pooch

Spoil your four-legged companion with groovy pet goodies.

Off with Their Heads!

Whatever happened to the public spanking?

On Kaho‘olawe

Small plants can restore a larger faith.

Surfing’s Triple Crown

Clipping Service

By the Numbers

Shipping Out

Earlier this year, the USS Honolulu bid a final aloha to its namesake city when the submarine left Pearl Harbor to deactivate at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. It was the third ship named after the Islands’ capital. See how the name has sailed through history.

Do You Speak Ocean?

Like Morse code, Hawai‘i’s surf beats out a message—one that reaches surprisingly far. Meet some global citizens who heeded this call.

Trail Time

With only one person overseeing more than 40 of O‘ahu’s hiking trails, the state gets extra help from an unexpected source.
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