November 2014

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Da Untold Story of Hawaiian Santa, a Pidgin Story by Lee A. Tonouchi

A never-before published work of fiction from the renowned Pidgin Guerilla.

The 8 Most Endangered Historic Places in Hawai‘i

The Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, the state Historic Preservation Division and HONOLULU Magazine compile an annual list of some of our state’s most endangered sites.

How a Noodle Factory in Kalihi Fueled America’s Ramen Boom

Nine of the top 10 ramen restaurants named by The New York Times—and all but one of the 56 ramen shops in Honolulu—use Sun Noodle.

Cannery Tales: Community Leaders Talk Story About Bygone Summers in Honolulu’s Pineapple Factories

Honolulu’s pineapple factories provided a rite of passage for generations of teens, including state senator David Ige and sumo star Konishiki. These summer jobs tossed them into the grind of a production line and left them with a mix of memories.
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From Our Files: What Honolulu Looked Like Between November 1929 and 1994

A look back at Honolulu from 1929 to 1994. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Da Untold Story of Hawaiian Santa, a Pidgin Story by Lee A. Tonouchi

A never-before published work of fiction from the renowned Pidgin Guerilla.

Sleek Peek: Local Jewelry From B.D’angelo is Understated, Yet Edgy

Marissa Beatrice’s B.D’angelo jewelry pieces are handcrafted in her Mililani studio.

Sponsored: Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Fabulous ideas for holiday gifts, plus surprising stocking stuffers.

Legendary UH Women’s Volleyball Coach Dave Shoji Recounts Career Highs and Lows in New Book

UH legend Dave Shoji became the winningest coach in women’s volleyball last season. Now he has a new book out. In it, he recounts the highs, the lows and what it’s like behind that famous focus.

Rising Artist Lauren Roth Breaks Boundaries With Bold and Colorful Graphic Patterns

One of Hawai‘i’s rising fine artists, Lauren Roth breaks the boundaries of the standard tropical pictorial with mixed-media designs that combine lively, graphic patterns with quirky Island characters. Here, we learn about what drives the talent behind the infectious smile, plus her go-to local shopping spots.

‘Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro Talks About Bruce Lee, TED Talks and the Future of the ‘Ukulele

Since becoming a father two years ago, lightning-fingered ‘ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro doesn’t spend quite as much time on the road as he used to. Now he travels just seven months out of the year, with a quick trip home every three weeks or so. HONOLULU Magazine caught up with him during a brief recent visit.

Honolulu is Getting its First Protected Bike Lane on King Street—Here’s What You Need to Know

Cyclists, drivers and pedestrians: Here’s everything you need to know to safely navigate King Street’s new cycle track.

Sponsored: The Story Behind Hawai‘i’s Chocolate-Dipped Ika

How Big Island Candies cracked into local flavors to transform from a Hilo business to a Hawai‘i favorite.

A New Generation of Editors Take Over After Founders of Hawai‘i’s Premier Literary Press Retire

Celebrating 35 years of Bamboo Ridge.

Field Notes: Hawai‘i Monk Seal Response Team Watches Over Monk Seals While They Sleep

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Hawaiian monk seal volunteers.

The 8 Most Endangered Historic Places in Hawai‘i

The Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, the state Historic Preservation Division and HONOLULU Magazine compile an annual list of some of our state’s most endangered sites.

Amy Hānaiali‘i Gilliom and Willie K. Reunite With New Album, “Reunion”

Two legendary musical partners, together again.

Da Meter: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Honolulu

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.

Jump to It: Comfy and Sylish Jumpsuits for Any Occasion

Local designers help you chute the breeze this fall in comfy yet stylish jumpsuits. From fiercely fitted to flaring fun, these easy throw-ons are the perfect fit for everyday adventures.

How a Noodle Factory in Kalihi Fueled America’s Ramen Boom

Nine of the top 10 ramen restaurants named by The New York Times—and all but one of the 56 ramen shops in Honolulu—use Sun Noodle.

Celebrate Aviation History Month at Hawai‘i Pacific Aviation Museum

November is National Aviation History Month.

Cannery Tales: Community Leaders Talk Story About Bygone Summers in Honolulu’s Pineapple Factories

Honolulu’s pineapple factories provided a rite of passage for generations of teens, including state senator David Ige and sumo star Konishiki. These summer jobs tossed them into the grind of a production line and left them with a mix of memories.

Afterthoughts: When It Comes to First Jobs, the Worse They are, the Better

Managing editor Michael Keany reflects upon his first job–three rough months spent picking pineapples on Maui.

Editor’s Page: Pineapple Cannery Memories

When summer smelled like pineapple.

November Picks: The 8 Best Things to Do This Month

This month, be thankful for Hawai‘i playwrights, Japanese printmakers, Mexican comedy and European films—a real cornucopia.
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