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What Our Readers Miss the Most About Old Waikīkī

We asked our readers what they miss the most about old Waikīkī. Tell us your answer in the comments!

The Essential Guide to Taro: The Significance of Kalo in Hawaiian Culture

To Native Hawaiians, the kalo plant is a sacred connection to their ancestors.

How Thanksgiving Has Been Celebrated in Hawai‘i Over the Years

Throwback Thanksgiving Thursday.

Keepers of the Kaona: How These 6 Kumu Preserve Hawai‘i’s Hula Traditions

These kumu hula have worked tirelessly for decades to ensure that the kaona, knowledge and traditional practices shared by their mentors are passed on to the next generation.

Take a 360-Degree Tour of ‘Iolani Palace With New LED Lighting

The palace will offer free tours on Kama‘āina Sunday, Nov. 12, and will be decorated for King Kalākaua’s birthday, Nov. 16.

Hula Ki‘i—with Puppets—Brings a Nearly Lost Art to Honolulu Audiences

The historical puppet hula performance will make a rare appearance at a concert on Oct. 7.

The Harrowing Journey of the Hornet That Gave Mark Twain His Big Newspaper Scoop

How 15 shipwrecked sailors endured a trek that eventually dropped them on the east side of the Big Island 150 years ago.

For the First Time in 237 Years a Priceless Feathered Cloak and Helmet Are Home in Hawai‘i and Now You Can Finally See Them

Here are 10 things you need to know about a feathered cape and helmet, once owned by Captain Cook, appearing together at Hawai‘i’s Bishop Museum.

The 7 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 places.

The 25 Greatest Hawai‘i Songs of the New Century

As voted by a panel of experts. Plus, read the stories behind the music.

Finding Honouliuli: Rediscovering an Almost-Forgotten Chapter of Hawai‘i History

How a phone call to a retired librarian led to the rediscovery of the state’s largest internment camp.

50 Greatest Songs of Hawaii

An esteemed panel of musicologists, producers and artists select the 50 greatest songs in Hawai‘i music history.