March 2021: Table of Contents
Features: One Year of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i
What Just Happened?
We asked seven experts from diverse backgrounds for an analysis of how we’ve done so far as a city, state and people in our handling of the pandemic—and where we need to go. Start reading on the cover, then continue on page 32.
By Don Wallace
From the health department’s first public alert to vaccination milestones, we look at how we got to here.
During a time of upheaval, everyone experienced life through a different lens. For a look beyond the images imprinted on our memories of long lines, barren store shelves and empty roadways, we asked our readers to share the pictures they took during the past year.
Finding the Helpers
We have witnessed grief, loss, stress and strain—but also everyday heroes who inspire others through tough times.
One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S., Waikīkī Aquarium turns 117 this month. And even though it’s been closed to the public since August, there are still ways to visit the institution virtually.
If the first month of 2021 wasn’t what you hoped, reset with the Lunar New Year on Feb. 12. Here are a few ways to celebrate the Year of the Ox.
By Katie Kenny
The city’s new urban garden project is helping people living in vulnerable communities on O‘ahu to grow their own food.
History often pulled up a chair at Jane Marshall Goodsill’s dining room table.
Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.
They may not be steeped in history, but local tea companies taking root in Hawai‘i are creating comforting homegrown drinks and blends with essences of their unique terroir.
From Our Files
For 133 years HONOLULU Magazine has kept its readers and advertisers at the vanguard of fashion, insight and fun. Starting out as Paradise of the Pacific in 1888 with a commission from King Kalākaua, we’re the oldest continually publishing magazine west of the Mississippi. Take a look into our archives.
- The History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: A Man’s Point of View On Fashion
- The History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: City Signs Loved By Local Creatives
- The History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: 4 Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
- The History of Hawai‘i From Our Files: Long Gone Noodle Shops
Big events may be canceled, but these new looks are perfect for a party for one.
For 15 years, Hawai‘i’s reputation as a food destination soared. Then COVID-19 came. As chefs and restaurateurs try to stay afloat and think ahead, everything’s on the table.
By Lesa Griffith
What were you doing in March 2020?
Afterthoughts: You In or Out?
As for me, I’m somewhere in the middle.