November 2014: Table of Contents

On the Cover

Promotional image courtesy of the Dole Pineapple Archives at the Hawaiian Collection at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library. Custom lettering by Matthew Tapia.


Cannery Tales

For years, working at the pineapple cannery was a rite of passage for local teens. It meant learning how to work hard, meeting new friends and cash in the pocket. We reminisce with people about their cannery experiences, to find out how they shaped them.

by robbie dingeman and david thompson


Da Untold Story of Hawaiian Santa

New fiction from the renowned Pidgin Guerilla.

by lee a. tonouchi


Hawai‘i’s Most Endangered Places

The Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, the state Historic Preservation Division and HONOLULU Magazine compile an annual list of some of our state’s most endangered sites.

by loren moreno


Empire of the Sun Noodle

How a noodle factory in Kalihi fueled America’s ramen boom.

by martha cheng



UH legend Dave Shoji, who became the winningest coach in women’s volleyball last season, has a new book out. In it, he recounts the highs, the lows and what it’s like behind that famous focus.



Aviation Month

November is National Aviation History Month.


November Picks

This month, be thankful for Hawai‘i playwrights, Japanese printmakers, Mexican comedy and European films—a real cornucopia.

By katrina valcourt


Amy and Willie reunite

Two legendary musical partners, together again.

By michael keany


Da Meter

Gauging what’s hot and what’s not in Honolulu.


Passing the torch at Bamboo Ridge

As the founders of Hawai‘i’s premier literary press retire, a new generation of editors takes over.

By loren moreno


On the new bike lane

Honolulu is getting its first protected bike lane. Here’s what it means for you.

By ambika castle


Quote Unquote: Jake Shimabukuro

Since becoming a father two years ago, lightning-fingered ‘ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro doesn’t spend quite as much time on the road as he used to. Now he travels just seven months out of the year, with a quick trip home every three weeks or so. HONOLULU Magazine caught up with him during a brief recent visit.

interview By david thompson


Field Notes: The monk seal volunteers

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Hawaiian monk seal volunteers.

By david thompson



Jump for jumpsuits, designers Lauren Roth and B.D’Angelo and a new store for kids’ clothing.

by stacey makiya, brie thalmann and natalie schack



Editor’s Page: Cannery Memories

When summer smelled like pineapple.

by robbie dingeman


Afterthoughts: Field Days

First jobs are the worst, which is for the best.

by michael keany


From Our Files  

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific—chronicling the Islands since 1888.

by katrina valcourt



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