February 2013: Table of Contents


After Inouye

For the first time since statehood, Hawaii is without Sen. Daniel Inouye’s representation in Congress. Many are predicting a gloomy economic future, but what can we really expect in the near future?

Remembering Dan        

Memories of Hawaii’s longest serving senator from governor and former congressional colleague Neil Abercrombie.

Workplace Anonymous

We talked to people in all walks of life—from a plastic surgeon to a special education teacher—to find out what their jobs are really like.

Parking in Paradise

Parking. You do it every day. If you’re lucky, it happens without much fanfare. On a bad day, parking can be an exercise in frustration. We took a look into the world of parking in Honolulu—why it costs so much, where the worst parking spaces in the city are and the new tallest garage in the state.

Editor’s Page

On Inouye’s passing Hawaii loses more than its senior senator.


Our readers respond.


Heavy metal: Chaminade gets a new statue.
Reasons to get out and go in February
New Local Books
Unsolicited Advice   
Kalakaua’s last words?
Environment: Weed Wars
Field Notes: Friday Sailing Races


Locally made lingerie, Year of the Snake finds and a profile of Aloha Sunday designer Kahana Kalama.


The Chef and the Blank-Check Restaurant
Can a “crazy” chef artist—and his Medici-like wealthy sponsor—put fine dining in Hawaii back on the map?

From Our Files

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

Afterthoughts: One Last Thing …

What would you want your final words to be?