Honolulu Magazine - October 2007

Last Chance Moms

In recent years, Friday pau hanas for my group of 40-something friends have somehow morphed into Friday playdates for our toddlers. Discussions about careers and dream vacations have given way to talk about birthday parties, the best baby gear and childcare. Even the playful competitive one-upmanship among the dads no longer involves football or golf scores, but rather baby milestones.

Making It

Hawaii works hard for its money. We took a look at 12 different businesses—from Matson to L&L Drive-Inn to a downtown parking garage—to find out just what it takes to make a living in paradise.

The Next Elvis?

Since the city unveiled a larger-than-life bronze statue of Elvis Presley at the Blaisdell Center in July, there’s been talk about immortalizing more dead entertainers at the site. But before the city honors another rock ’n’ roll star with tenuous…

Film for All

No matter what kind of moviegoer you are, this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival has got you covered.

Q&A: Andy Bumatai

We caught up with the veteran comedian a few weeks after the premiere of his new nightly KFVE talk show, NightTime with Andy Bumatai.

Weather: Tropical Aggression

Much to our relief, the Islands dodged a hurricane in August. But we weren’t as worried about the high winds as we were a potentially battered reputation. How embarrassing would it be to be pummeled by a Flossie? We think…

The Stryker Brigade

Compelled by a 2006 federal appellate court decision, the U.S. Army added Alaska and Colorado as possible alternative locations to Hawaii for 320 Stryker vehicles. But Hawaii is still the Army’s favored location for the $1.5 billion unit. Should the Stryker brigade be based here?

Liliha

Everyone knows Liliha Bakery, but there’s a lot more to this historic neighborhood than coco puffs.