October 2011: Table of Contents


The Best Lawyers in Hawaii

HONOLULU Magazine worked with the research firm of Woodward/White, publishers of The Best Lawyers in America, to bring our readers the list of the best lawyers in Hawaii.


Public Housing Hell

Gang activity, rat infestations, deteriorating walls and ceilings, and, until this June, no hot, running water. For the approximately 1,100 tenants of Mayor Wright Homes, positive change has been years in the making.

by tiffany hill


Present at the Revolution

We catch up with the founding chefs who put Hawaii Regional Cuisine on the map.

by john heckathorn



Editor's Page: Fatal Promises

Conditions at Mayor Wright Homes have a death toll.

by a. kam napier



Our readers respond.



Celebrating taro  

Reasons to get out and go in October

Environment: coqui killer

Six great dates      

HIFF grows up. Also, great Halloween makeup

Serious Coffee Spots

Field Guide: awesome Kailua boutiques


From Our Files

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


Afterthoughts: Personal Archaeology

There’s no such thing as a small move.

by michael keany