Author: Vanessa Kaneshiro

HONOLULU Magazine's 100 Surfer Poll

HONOLULU Magazine stopped by Diamond Head Beach to talk story with local surfers. From skipping work to surf-related injuries, here's what we found out. Be sure to pick up our December 2012 issue to read the full feature, "The Everything Guide to Surfing," by David Thompson and Martha Cheng.

Hawaiian Food Explained: Keoki's Lau Lau

Laulau: iconic to Hawaiian food, an irresistible package of pork and salted butterfish, steamed in luau and ti leaves. HONOLULU Magazine went inside Keoki's Lau Lau, where 7,000 to 8,000 laulau are produced a day, to see how it gets made.

Roller Derby Girls in Honolulu

Injuries, drama, dedication, victory. Associate editor Tiffany Hill laced up her skates to play roller derby. Meet the girls of Pacific Roller Derby, Oahu's roller derby league, and watch how this fast-spaced, rough and tumble sport is played.

Architecture: Best Buildings in Honolulu, Hawaii

Buildings define the personality of a city, even in Honolulu, where the natural environment outshines our built one. Which buildings define Honolulu? We assembled a panel of 13 of Honolulu's most accomplished architects to decide.

The $30,000 Peppermint Angelfish at Waikiki Aquarium

The Waikiki Aquarium recently acquired a rare prize: a deepwater peppermint angelfish collected during a research expedition funded by the Smithsonian Institute. Collectors have offered prices as high as $30,000 for the exotic fish, the only one in captivity available for public viewing. HONOLULU Magazine spoke with Andrew Rossiter, the aquarium's executive director, in this web-exclusive video.