Honolulu Magazine - April 2004 April 1, 2004 Site Staff His House/Her House A. Kam Napier, We know men and women’s tastes can differ on home furnishings and décor. So this month, we sent a pair of writers into Honolulu’s showrooms to find out what would catch their eye. Who Makes What Ronna Bolante, Michael Keany, We take a peek at the paychecks of your friends and neighbors. Team Effort John Heckathorn, We double-teamed a lot of the features in this issue.Seven Deadly Local Sins Lee A. Tonouchi, The 21st Annual Honolulu Magazine Starbucks Coffee Hawai‘i Fiction Contest Grand Prize WinnerBig News from The Big Island John Heckathorn, Joan Namkoong, There’s been an explosion of restaurants on the Volcano Isle.Goin’ Bananas Joan Namkoong, A fruit full of surprisesFrom Our Files A. Kam Napier, HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.Letters Site Staff, AprilHong Kong Kent S. Hwang, I'm sitting in a room no bigger than any typical residential bedroom space, filled, floor to ceiling, with the most striking replicas of modern fashion. My mother and her friend since childhood, Auntie Wong, are haggling with the caretaker of…Egg Him On Kathryn Drury, You wouldn't think an egg could ward off evil or keep your house from burning down, unless, of course, you are familiar with pysanky, the Ukrainian folk art of elaborately dyed eggs. A Ukrainian friend of mine explained how the…Hawaii’s Killer: Leptospirosis Katherine Nichols, After a century, we still underestimate leptospirosis. And what we don’t know can kill us.Mamaka Kaiao Katherine Nichols, New Hawaiian Language DictionaryOurTown: J Salon A. Kam Napier, J Salon, a new downtown hair salon, caught our eye the moment it opened on Nu'uanu Avenue. The salon is done up in bold, simple rectangles of bright orange and blue, which seem to hover in the large, open space…Q+A Stephen Little Kathryn Drury, Q: You've called your current position your "dream job." Why? A: You can do things with works of art that really illuminate the world. People are only here in the museum for half hour to an hour. Yet in that… The Reel Story Katherine Nichols, Honolulu's Art House Theatres may have closed, but there's a new, more accessible venue for independent film lovers and aspiring filmmakers in the Islands. On April 19, OC 16 will begin a series of 12 half-hour magazine-format programs on Hawai'i's… Constitution Abuse A. Kam Napier, The right to marry doesn’t come from your neighbors, or society, or President Bush.