Honolulu Magazine - August 2004 August 1, 2004 Site Staff Can We Make Honolulu Cool? A. Kam Napier, The city and county of Honolulu wants to change the way the city looks. Is “smart growth” the way to go? Art, On and Off the Wall Lynn Cook, Collectors Flock to Showcase Local Art. Shipping Out Lucy Pemoni, This Spring, 9,000 troops left Hawai‘i. Of these, 5,000 went to Afghanistan and 4,000 to Iraq. It was the largest Hawai‘i deployment since the Vietnam War. The Silent Language of Jade Rowland B. Reeve, Learning the lingo leads to a new appreciation. Gourmet Style Introduction Tom Mullen, Here in the Islands, our Hawai'i Regional Cuisine receives international accolades, as it celebrates both our cultural diversity and the bounty of our land and ocean. At American Express, we're proud to support Hawai'i's extraordinary restaurants along with HONOLULU Magazine's… Growing Wai‘anae’s Future Katherine Nichols, Ma‘o Farms raises more than organic produce—it raises expectations.Letters Site Staff, "THE 50 GREATEST HAWAI'I ALBUMS OF ALL TIME," JUNE 2004HONOLULU Magazine's survey of the best local albums. I'm so thrilled to see the music of Hawai'i take centerstage in HONOLULU Magazine. I understand, and agree with you, that there will… Costumes, Drums, Comedy Sherie Char, Not every opera is an epic Germanic cycle or Italian tragedy. In fact, one opera is downright silly. Crunk 101 Michael Keany, DJ Betty is making a name for herself. She's spun for crowds of 1,500 at clubs such as Zanzabar and Volcanoes, has her own business cards and is planning to distribute her own mix CDs. Not bad for a 16-year-old… Driving Maui Mad Michael Keany, Taking the road test for a drivers' license has never been pleasant, but the experience brought Kalai Ing, 24, to tears. She says that while taking her test two years ago in Kahului, Maui, the examiner yelled at her while… Hookin’ Up Ronna Bolante, With Global Pau Hana, you’re never far from Hawai‘i Maui in Your Freezer Heather Meulemans, There was a time when ice cream lovers on Maui had Roselani Ice Cream all to themselves-unless, of course, you could fit a cooler into your airplane's overhead compartment. Now, it's getting easier for local sweet tooths to find this… Our Town: Yokohama Specie Bank Building A. Kam Napier, If an old building is lucky, it will enjoy many uses. Case in point: The Yokohama Specie Bank Building (pictured below), at 36 Merchant St., designed in 1909 by architect Henry Livingston Kerr. Originally, this was a bank for Japanese… Q+A Brickwood Galuteria Alex Salkever, We all know Brickwood Galuteria can sing, dance and emcee with the best entertainers in Hawai'i. But can Brickwood do politics? In his first foray into the political mosh pit Galuteria will serve as the chair of the state Democratic… Travel: Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail Laureen Kwock, Six-thousand miles from Hawai'i on a beach in Nova Scotia, I spotted a man wearing a Honolulu Fire Department T-shirt. I'd been traveling with my husband and friends on Canada's famous Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, and the man… Who Loves Liliha? Michael Keany, There's nothing like a little self-affirmation to boost a town's stock. For 12 years now, Kailua has thrown an annual party celebrating its own residents and businesses. Event organizers say the shindig has been instrumental in Kailua's revitalization.Corinne Ching, 27th… Who is Mike Gabbard? Ronna Bolante, It's hard not to like Mike Gabbard, once you meet the guy. In June, the city councilman hosted a talk-story meeting at the Wai'anae Public Library. These get-togethers have been monthly rituals for Gabbard since he was elected to represent the Wai'anae-to-'Ewa district in 2002. From Our Files Ronna Bolante, HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific, chronicling the Islands since 1888. It Takes a Village John Heckathorn, John HeckathornThere are two sets of local journalism awards: the SPJ awards, given by the Hawai'i Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Pa'i Awards, given by the Hawai'i Publishers Association.I try not to focus too much on… A Boot Camp for Foodies Joan Namkoong, Donning a pair of checkered pants, white jacket, neckerchief and apron made me feel pretty cool. Then came the paper toque and a twinge of nervousness set in. I was going to be a "chef."Having never been formally trained in… You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet Kathryn Drury, Hawaii Regional Cuisine is not over. It’s only just begun. Anything Goes, Anyone Can Go There Alex Salkever, What’s new in wines and spirits. Vegetarian Bon Vivants John Heckathorn, As the baby boomers age, they demand healthier food from their favorite chefs. The Ultimate Summer Party Kathryn Drury, Joan Namkoong, Cool cooking for hot nights.