October 2018: Table of Contents



HONOLULU Magazine October 2018 Cover

HONOLULU Magazine October 2018 Cover

Top: The Moana in 1920. Present-day Subscribers only. Bottom: King Street in 1910. Archival photos courtesy of the Hawai‘i State Archives. 
Top Photo: AARON K. YOSHINO. Bottom Present day photo: JAMES NAKAMURA.

Honolulu: Then and Now

Looking back ... and forward at our city.

by robbie dingeman


Making Waves

Only a quarter of STEM jobs in the U.S. are filled by women. Here are six making a difference in Hawai‘i.

by kim steutermann rogers

Women’s Health: Building Your Medical Team

Let’s be honest—when it comes to medical care, we don’t always understand who we need to see. From internists vs. geriatricians to ophthalmologists vs. optometrists, HONOLULU asked the experts about what it takes to build a top team of doctors.

by cassidy keola



October Picks

Learn about veganism, carboload on pasta and cut loose with a hard rock legend.

By cassidy keola


Cell Blocked

An update on Hawai‘i’s cell phone law.

BY Jayna omaye


Da Meter

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



Quote Unquote: Diamond Head Theatre's Karen Wolfe

Diamond Head Theatre costume director Karen Wolfe recalls being very grumpy about receiving a sewing machine as a gift when she was 12 years old. But a family love for performing and musicals, combined with Singer sewing lessons, helped. Since 1985, she’s been conjuring up stage costumes full time—and enjoying the drama on- and off-stage.

interview By Robbie Dingeman


Field Notes: Mākālei Beach Park

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Mākālei Beach Park.

BY Don Wallace



Surviving with Style

Our fashion community tells us about the breast cancer survivors who have inspired them. Plus, a new store in Waikīkī and Tori Richard’s keiki line.

By stacey Makiya and brie thalmann


‘Ono: Food and Dining

Eat, Drink and Be Merriman’s

Peter Merriman’s eponymous restaurant finally hits Honolulu. Here’s what you should order.

By catherine toth fox



Editor’s Page: For the Record

It took a HONOLULU assignment to get me into the Hawai‘i State Archives. It may take a force of nature to get me out.



Inside HONOLULU: Small Kine

The toughest stories sometimes come in tiny packages.

By Don Wallace


Afterthoughts: Road Rage

If you’re going to target a misdemeanor, I’ve got a better idea.

By Katrina Valcourt

From Our Files

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

BY cassidy keola


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9 Greatest Honolulu Homes

Great Homes

Stunning, historic, extraordinary.


Can the Mainland Do Poke Right? Do We Want Them To?​


Martha Cheng, author of The Poke Cookbook and former line, talks about how a New York City publisher decided Hawai‘i’s favorite pūpū was for everybody.


50 Essential Hawai‘i Books You Should Read in Your Lifetime


The most iconic, trenchant and irresistible island books, as voted by a panel of literary community luminaries.


Everything You Need to Know About Local Fruit in Hawai‘i


Fruits are part of our history and culture, a way for us to feel connected to our community.



A Local’s Guide to Buying Reef-Safe Sunscreen


Five Hawai‘i brands have created reef-safe sunscreens that are safe for your ʻohana and the ocean. 

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