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November 2011: Table of Contents



On the Rocks: The Opihi Story

What’s going on underneath those shells? From gastronomy to conservation to evolutionary biology, we pry the secrets out of these little limpets.

by david thompson


The Way We Lived: 100 Years of Honolulu History in Photos 

We found photos that show how Honoluluans dressed, ate, worked and played.

by tiffany hill, michael keany and a. kam napier


The Last Days of Club Hubba Hubba

After a thorough renovation, about all that’s left of Honolulu’s most infamous strip club is the legendary neon sign out front and memories of Hubba Hubba’s lurid past.

by charles memminger


Hawaii’s Most Endangered Historic Places

The Historic Hawaii Foundation, the state Historic Preservation Division and HONOLULU Magazine compile an annual list of some of our state’s most endangered places.

by victoria wiseman



Editor’s Page: Time Travel

100 years ago, Honolulu seemed more 19th century than 20th. Amazing things were coming.

by a. kam napier



Our readers respond.



It’s whale season again.

Reasons to get out and go in November

Realist art blooms on the Windward Side

Hawaii’s most popular baby names

Hawaii TEDx Talks

Music crunch

Kickstarter fundraising

An open letter to APEC attendees

A new take on Hawaiiana furniture

Honolulu Symphony: resurrected?

World War II wrecks and Vietnam veterans

Hospice for kids

A turtle debate

Hawaii’s most dangerous beaches

Best of Biting Commentary

Field Guide: Karaoke  


Dining: Vegivore Month

Forget the gray Brussels sprouts of your childhood. These high-end restaurants prepare vegetables you’ll actually want to eat.

by john heckathorn


From Our Files

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

by tiffany hill


Afterthoughts: In Praise of the Red Cup

It’s more than a party essential; it’s a symbol of civic compromise.

by michael keany 


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Colin Nishida, Beloved Chef and Restaurateur, Leaves a Culinary Legacy

Colin Nishida

An entire community remembers the owner of Side Street Inn.


Closing of Popular Lanikai Pillbox Hike Delayed Until Further Notice

Lanikai Pillbox Hike

The state asks for public input as it works to repair the old concrete observation stations on the trail, commonly known as “pillboxes.”


First Look: Panda Dimsum in Kalihi

Panda Dim Sum

Frogs, hedgehogs and bees, oh my! This spot dishes up cute, Instagrammable dumplings.


Kaimukī Gets da Shop, a New Kind of Bookstore and Event Space

Da Shop

It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.



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