November 2018: Table of Contents
Climb into the cockpit of a T6 Texan during Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum’s annual Open Cockpit Day. Learn what else you can do at Honolulu’s museums IN OUR NOVEMBER COVER STORY.
Photo: Olivier Koning.
Insider’s Guide to Honolulu Museums
Sleepovers, picnics, rare evening tours, reenactments in a cemetery—Honolulu’s museums offer more than just exhibits. Here’s what you didn’t know about intriguing archives and experiences at local museums large and small.
by JAMES CHARISMA, ROBBIE DINGEMAN, JAYNA OMAYE, KATRINA VALCOURT, DON WALLACE AND CHRISTI YOUNG
It’s one of Hawai‘i’s most coveted crops, but do you know how the coffee plant made its way here? The roots of Kona coffee stretch back nearly 200 years to a tragic trip across the Atlantic, an imaginative Hawaiian governor, a British grower and a café.
by EDWARD D. MELILLO
Mark your calendar for a lineup of comedy, concerts, fashion, film and more happening this month.
By MARISA HEUNG
This emerald-and-garnet necklace is fit for a queen. But the story of how it traveled through the hands of as many as three queens (and possibly a czar) has local museum experts hunting through history.
BY christi young
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
BY HONOLULU MAGAZINE STAFF
Hurricane Spares—and Strikes
Maybe we should hang on to all those emergency supplies we bought earlier, because it could be climate change is opening a fast lane for hurricanes to hit O‘ahu.
BY don wallace
As one of Hawai‘i’s few bomb disposal technicians, Kamakani De Dely puts his life on the line defusing unexploded military ordnance. But outside of his day job, he builds costumes, prosthetics and visual effects for shows such as Marvel’s Inhumans and Hawai‘i Five-0 and for OnceFound FX, the state’s first special effects and makeup studio and supply store, which De Dely founded.
by james charisma
Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Mālama Maunalua community huki.
BY katrina valcourt
Cool coats and coverups, our favorite finds from local museum gift shops and more.
By stacey Makiya and brie thalmann
Here’s how you can emulate trendy hotel vibes at home.
BY BRIE THALMANN
‘Ono: Food and Dining
The tales of a butcher, two bakers and a gourmet plate lunch maker.
By Robbie dingeman, catherine toth fox and don wallace. Photos by david croxford and louis scheer
Editor’s Page: Hands-On History
Think visiting a Honolulu museum is a spectator sport? That’s history.
BY CHRISTI YOUNG
Inside HONOLULU: Striking Twice
It’s no surprise that kumu hula Puanani Alama appeared on the cover of our magazine. Only she’d done it once before, when she was just 15 years old.
By robbie dingeman
Afterthoughts: Dancing Room Only
Nothing compares to taking part in the action.
By Katrina Valcourt
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.
BY JAYNA OMAYE