HONOLULU Magazine - January 2006


"The Honolulu 100," November 2005 HONOLULU's cover story in November was a joint project with the city and county of Honolulu's Centennial Commission, in celebration of the city's 100th birthday. How could your selection committee possibly omit the two perhaps…

Sour Poi Awards 2006

Celebrating the best of the worst of 2005 – follies, foibles and bizarre moments. By Michael Keany illustrations by Michael Austin FAHRENHEIT 451–THE TEMPERATURE AT WHICH VANITY BURNS In June, the Honolulu City Council debated how to best dispose of…

On the Waterfront

Thirty-six acres of prime public lands in Kaka'ako could undergo a radical change. But not if some concerned citizens can help it

Clipping Service

In a Dec. 4 column entitled, "You say Torino, I say Turin, let's call the whole thing off," Jeanne Cooper of the San Francisco Chronicle ruminates on the politics of pronunciation. [W]hat we call a place reveals just as much…

DVD: The Ride

Nathan Kurosawa’s The Ride, which won the 2003 Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2003 Louis Vuitton Hawai‘i International Film Festival, drew more than 15,000 at its Sunset on the Beach screening that year. Now, you can catch the…


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The Surfer Spirit

photo: John Bilderback click for larger image Backdoor might not be as well known as Pipeline, its sister left-breaking wave, but it can be just as treacherous. Even veterans like Perry Dane have their off days at this bone-crushing North…

Q+A: Kenneth Silva

After 24 years with the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD), Kenneth Silva takes on the role of chief. This month, following a three-month-long selection process and a review of 13 internal candidates, Silva was chosen to replace retiring Chief Attilio Leonardi. Silva and the department are also planning to move into the new headquarters in Kaka'ako.

Scene: Jazz Minds Arts & Café

The notorious assemblage of strip clubs and the like near the intersection of Kapi'olani Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue may be the last place a local jazz fan would look for the stimulating sounds of trumpet fire, saxophone lust and guitar…

Soap Opera

With cold and flu season swirling around you, scrubbing your hands takes on a special urgency. Here are a few ways to suds up in style.