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September 2012: Table of Contents



The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century

With the help of a distinguished panel of local music experts, HONOLULU Magazine runs down the greatest Hawaii albums released since 2000, from Kealaokamaile to The Green.

by maria kanai, michael keany and david thompson


152 Look Sharp!

From smartly tailored trousers and button-downs to oversize watches and brogues, fall’s boyish good looks will have you reaching for menswear-inspired staples at every turn. 

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann


160 Real Estate: Where to Buy Now

Looking to buy a home for yourself or as an investment? Here are three O‘ahu neighborhoods that stand apart.

by melissa chang



Editor’s Page: Hawaii’s Own Sound

How we named the best new albums in the Islands.

by a. kam napier



Our readers respond.



Oh, the Suspense

Get out and go.

20 Years after Iniki

Books: A Shark Going Inland is My Chief and We Go Jam

Classical Kids

History Goes Viral

Unsolicited Advice

Field Guide: Live Hawaiian Music


Dining: Ale-oha!

Craft beer is hot right now. In just one month, three places opened featuring craft brews—one brewpub and two gastropubs. What gives?

by martha chang


From Our Files

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

by maria kanai


Afterthoughts: Risky Business

When an arcade isn’t an arcade.

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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