Honolulu Magazine - March 2005

From Our Files

    March 1920: This peculiar cover of the March 1920 issue of Paradise of the Pacific, left, predecessor to HONOLULU Magazine, celebrates the Shrin-ers’ Happyland Circus and Funfest, an annual three-day event in Honolulu commemorating Washington’s birthday. The Shriners…

Slow Food

Slow Foods is a trend to promote local produce, going against the principles of fast food.

Our Town: Kamehameha V Post Office

  The Kamehameha V Post Office, now in eggshell. Photo: Mae Ariola In 1979, the state renovated the Kamehameha V Post Office on the corner of Merchant and Bethel. In April of that year, this magazine complained that after two…

Japan. No problem.

    Sunday on Takeshita Street in Harajuku, where thousands of Japanese teens come to buy their outfits. Photo: John Heckathorn It’s for the rest of us for whom Japan seems very far away, the language difficult, the culture, customs,…

Letters

Letters to the Editor may be sent to: Honolulu Magazine, P.O. Box 913, Honolulu, HI, 96808-0913,  faxed: 537-6455 or e-mailed: letters_honmag@pacificbasin.net "ISLANDER OF THE YEAR: THE HAWAII SOLDIER," JANUARY 2005Associate editor Ronna Bolante’s article on the Islanders who had the greatest…

The Kids in the Club

  Josiah Kua and Jona Qoro, student leaders in the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii Photo: olivier koning Teenagers Josiah Kua and Jona Qoro stroll through the McCully clubhouse greeting youngsters, answering questions, urging kids to stand up straight…

Sooner Than You Think

I thought I had more time. Turning 60 seemed like a big deal, for me, at least. Not in a bad way, mind you. I believe we need to celebrate as many milestones as possible during our pathetically short lives,…

Alice in Dixieland

“She really likes when you rub her behind th’ ears,” says Jim Small in a resonating Southern drawl. He should know. He introduced Alice and me. She has jet black eyes and loves attention. What girl doesn’t? She’s also nearly…

Art of the Uke

Lyle Ritz, How About Uke? Verve Records In 1958, When Lyle Ritz released his ground-breaking album, How About Uke?, it didn’t generate much interest on the Mainland. One Los Angeles disc jockey, Bob Crane (who went on to star in…

Lei Queen

   Former Kupuna Lei Queen of 2002, Elizabeth Mapuana Freitas.Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Mapuana Freitas Skip the diamond-studded tiara and definitely skip the stiletto heels. The Lei Queen pageant, sponsored by the City and County Department of Parks and Recreation,…

Recommended

  BOOK Having lived in Afghanistan, James E.T. Moncur, director of the University of Hawaii Water Resources Research Center & Environmental Center, recommends The Bookseller of Kabul, by Asne Seierstad. “After the Taliban fell, Seierstat lived for a year with…