October 2015: Table of Contents


Facing the Silver Tsunami

On the cover: Photo by Aaron Yoshino. Model: Diane Lee. 

A wave of graying boomers will change the way we live and age in the Islands. No surprise, we’re finding our own ways of facing the challenge.

by don wallace

Haunted Hawai‘i

Many say that Hawai‘i is full of ghosts and otherworldly beings—not just from one culture, but all of the cultures that live together in the Islands. This is one writer’s experience with the supernatural. 

by catherine toth fox


The 25 Greatest Hawai‘i Songs of the New Century

We asked a panel of esteemed musicians, historians and producers to vote for the best Hawai‘i songs released since the year 2000.

by michael keany


The Belly Dancers

The 11th annual Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention, held at different venues around town Oct. 8–12, covers all aspects of belly dance culture. 



October Picks

There’s nothing scarier than missing these great events, from an extravagant costume exhibit to local music legends.

By katrina valcourt


Saving the Seahorses

A couple of aquaponic wizards are running a watery farm where they breed a most captivating, and endangered, species.

By don wallace

Da Meter 

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



Quote Unquote: Pam Chambers

For decades, presentation coach Pam Chambers has been whipping Honolulu professionals into shape with her keen eye for form and public-speaking prowess. Her new photography book of downtown Honolulu, There and Back, shows a different side of this decorous dame, with astute smartphone shots that celebrate some of the neighborhood’s many dreamily familiar, tragically overlooked details.

by don Wallace


Field Notes: Medici’s

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Medici’s at Mānoa Marketplace.

By don wallace



Nostalgic patches, an interview with stylist Don Sumada, new North Shore Number 808 and a sneak peek at HONOLULU Fashion Week 2015.



‘Ono: Food and Dining

Making movies is long, hard work. Someone’s got to feed all those people on location. Meet the movie caterers.

by maria kanai



Editor’s Page: Island Magic

Spooky stories can be a force for good.

by robbie dingeman

Afterthoughts: Cones of Uncertainty

What we think about when we think about hurricanes. 

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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