April 2021: Table of Contents
Through A Racist Lens
Native Hawaiian families connect with their ancestors as Bishop Museum confronts a controversial part of its past in a new exhibit.
All in the ‘Ohana (Hale)
Just as ‘Ohana Hale Marketplace was hitting its stride, along came shutdowns, citations and Health Department scoldings. Here’s the story behind the “swap meet with upgrades” that has become a destination for local entrepreneurs looking to set up (a small) shop.
The Show Must Go On, Even During a Pandemic
From Broadway to Beretania Street, performing arts shut down early in 2020 and will likely be among the last industries to return to the previous normal. Here’s how Honolulu’s resilient arts organizations are performing through the pandemic.
By Noelle Fujii-Oride
Hawai‘i’s schools switched to distance learning last March. A year later, some still have not logged in to class. How did thousands of students vanish—and can we get them back?
By Maria Kanai
Summer Programs Guide
What are your kids doing during the break? HONOLULU Family has a list of 40 inspiring, educational and enriching programs for keiki.
Local company Surf Shack Puzzles is launching a line this spring—Pua Power—that will feature prints in collaboration with local wāhine-owned brands such as Punky Aloha Studio, Aloha de Mele and a few of owner Mahina Tuteur’s other creative bud-ies.
Movies and workshops and tours, oh my! The American Institute of Architects Honolulu Architecture Month mixes online and in-person events. Plus, race to a virtual finish line, save the planet and drink some mimosas.
By Katie Kenny
‘Iolani Palace’s new tour provides a VIP experience with a behind-the-ropes look at the rooms and the collection you won’t see on display.
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
Step up your kitchen game with locally grown and milled flour power.
By Martha Cheng
From Our Files
For 133 years HONOLULU Magazine has kept its readers and advertisers at the vanguard of fashion, insight and fun. Starting out as Paradise of the Pacific in 1888 with a commission from King Kalākaua, we’re the oldest continually publishing magazine west of the Mississippi. Take a look into our archives.
Get to know three ecofriendly shops for Earth Month, find vintage aloha and more.
By Stacey Makiya and Christi Young
A new restaurant next to Kāhala Mall weaves local roots with big-city flair. We also set our mouths on fire at a new farmers market booth and share what you’re missing online.
Editor’s Page: Not Grading the Public Schools
In abnormal times, normal just won’t do.
Afterthoughts: The Little Library of Mariners Cove
This small community project makes me love my neighborhood even more.
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Faces of Hawai‘i
HONOLULU Magazine celebrates some of Hawai‘i’s prominent leaders and businesses who are making waves in their industry.