July/August 2022: Table of Contents
Best of HONOLULU
From best Korean fried chicken to banh mi, the best way to get into pickleball to best beach blanket, we pulled together the top food, fitness, shopping, services and family-friendly picks to live your best life in Honolulu.
By Maria Burke, Martha Cheng, Robbie Dingeman, Laura Dornbush, Stacey Makiya, James Nakamura, Thomas Obungen, Diane Seo, Mari Taketa, Brie Thalmann, Catherine Toth Fox and Don Wallace
Private School Guide
We reflect on the past 20 years of education in Hawai‘i by talking with former students who now teach at their alma maters. Plus, find tips for the application process and more information about the state’s private schools.
Jack Johnson, New Kids on the Block and the Korean Festival—yes, big events are back!
By Diane Seo
Breakthrough author Joseph Han
Joseph Han’s Nuclear Family delights with Korean kitchen adventures and dead-on observations of Island stresses. But food only goes so far in easing the pain of separation and the pining for reconciliation.
By Don Wallace
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
A new use for invasive trees
The Albizia Project uses a highly invasive tree and its long-scorned wood to create designs and surfboards the old-school way.
By Martha Cheng
Is it ube or sweet potato?
The rising popularity of intensely purple ube has prompted some local farmers to grow the yam, but local sweet potatoes still reign supreme across most dinner tables.
By Robbie Dingeman
From Our Files
HONOLULU Magazine emerged from predecessor Paradise of the Pacific, which began in 1888, fulfilling a commission by King Kalakaua. That makes this the oldest continually publishing magazine west of the Mississippi, with an enviable archive worth diving into each month.
By Christi Young
Editor’s Page: Serendipity and Flow
Learning to let go and be open to new opportunities.
By Diane Seo
Afterthoughts: Varsity Blues
Dumpster diving for a piece of history.
By James Charisma
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