Honolulu Magazine - May 2009 May 1, 2009 Site Staff Web Exclusive: Honolulu Pups Renee Lee, Thinking about getting a new dog? Before you set out to the nearest shelter or pet store, take a look at the five most popular breeds in Honolulu, according to the American Kennel Club. VIDEO: Dancing with Celebrities Christine Hitt, Video from the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association's "Dancing with Celebrities" fundraiser. Feedback Site Staff, ...on physician-assisted suicide, illegal immigration and Obama's home state. Looking for the Magic in Four New Honolulu Restaurants John Heckathorn, Can any of these four new restaurants pull a rabbit out of the hat? Stacked Michael Keany, For years, no one could figure out how to build a house on this tiny north shore lot. The answer was to go up. Power to the People Renee Lee, Solutions for everyday problems.Gaming the System A. Kam Napier, The DOE didn't like the answers it was getting from its satisfaction survey—so it changed the questions. Do Teachers Make the Grade? Michael Keany, We evaluate how Hawaii's Department of Education is doing at hiring, keeping and training highly effective teachers. Making a Difference: Books as Building Blocks Tiffany Hill, A family literacy program inspires kids to read. Afterthoughts: Treading Water Kathryn Drury Wagner, They say that haste makes waste, but inertia can trash the place, too. Case in point? The Waikiki Natatorium. CD Reviews: Jake Shimabukuro and Troy Fernandez Michael Keany, CD Reviews of Jake Shimabukuro's new album and Troy Fernandez From Our Files Tiffany Hill, May archives Field Guide: Waialua Sugar Mill Tiffany Hill, This old mill invokes a deep history and a laid-back North Shore business approach. Say Aah into the Webcam Tiffany Hill, Visiting the doctor with a click of a mouse. Fantasy Island Kathryn Drury Wagner, Kailua sculptor Henrik Van Ryzin creates nouveau tiki art that’s idolized by collectors. Cul-de-sacs and Tarps Kathryn Drury Wagner, A new novel by Chris McKinney. Writ Large Kathryn Drury Wagner, The Hawaii Book and Music Festival stretches its wings. Hitting the Right Note Christine Hitt, The Diamond Head Grill mixes up a jazz night worth visiting. From Warehouse to Wings Catherine E. Toth, A new community dance space, Hale Pulelehua, opens. Growing Interconnected Sheila Sarhangi, In community gardens, lives become intertwined, just like the vines that cross from one plot to another. The Real Deal Lavonne Leong, Maoli Arts Month spotlights contemporary Native Hawaiian arts. 7 Reasons to Get Out Tiffany Hill, 7 reasons to get out in May. Wiggin' Out Site Staff, This barbershop is not just a place to get your hair done, but a community hangout. Editor's Page: What's the Difference? A. Kam Napier, Hawaii’s public schools face challenges, we’re told. None of them turn out to be unique.