Author: Michael Keany

CD Reviews: Manoa Voices and Kawaikapuokalani Hewett

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A House Divided

With a boxy, corrugated exterior and an interior filled with rich, imported teak, this Puna home splits the difference between clean modernism and old-world warmth.

CD Reviews: The Brothers Cazimero and Na Leo

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Skygate

One of Honolulu’s most distinctive pieces of public art will be putting on a quiet little show.

Japanese Jewelbox

This Makiki home gets all the details right—from the tatami room to the traditional Japanese furo.

CD Reviews: Hearios and KUmZ

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Fixin' to Ride

For a growing number of Hawaii cyclists, less is more. Who needs all those frivolous gears and brakes?

New Wave

This Waikane home’s dramatic roofline mirrors the Koolau mountains behind it.

CD Reviews: Alfred Apaka and Kawao

Broadway Wears a LeiAlfred Apaka(Re-released by Mountain Apple Co.)Hawaii’s foremost crooner, Alfred Apaka, singing “I Could Have Danced All Night,” from My Fair Lady? Believe it. This album, originally recorded in 1958 and recently re-released, finds Apaka taking on not…

Beach Chic

This Kailua home mixes relaxed oceanfront living with a sophisticated style, making it a resort for two.

Drug-sniffing Dogs?

The state of Hawaii’s Board of Education is considering a program that would use trained dogs to sniff out contraband on public school campuses across the state. Is this a good idea?

Builder’s Delight

Kawika Dowsett builds luxury homes for a living. But when it came time to create a place of his own, he went for simple, open and Island-style.

Finding Beretania

The people, businesses, landmarks, history and food that make this street such an integral part of Honolulu’s cityscape.

Found: Netflix—Revealed!

photo by Michael Keany In May, we tried to track down the location of Netflix’s Honolulu distribution center, which the company had steadfastly, frustratingly, refused to reveal. Well, the jig is up, Netflix, because an intrepid reader tipped us off…

Sewer Showdown

This spring, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a tentative decision that the city must upgrade the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant in leeward Oahu to comply with the Clean Water Act. Mayor Mufi Hannemann says the improvements aren’t necessary, and would be too expensive. Who’s right?