September 2012: Table of Contents


The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century

With the help of a distinguished panel of local music experts, HONOLULU Magazine runs down the greatest Hawaii albums released since 2000, from Kealaokamaile to The Green.

by maria kanai, michael keany and david thompson


152 Look Sharp!

From smartly tailored trousers and button-downs to oversize watches and brogues, fall’s boyish good looks will have you reaching for menswear-inspired staples at every turn. 

by stacey makiya and brie thalmann


160 Real Estate: Where to Buy Now

Looking to buy a home for yourself or as an investment? Here are three O‘ahu neighborhoods that stand apart.

by melissa chang



Editor’s Page: Hawaii’s Own Sound

How we named the best new albums in the Islands.

by a. kam napier



Our readers respond.



Oh, the Suspense

Get out and go.

20 Years after Iniki

Books: A Shark Going Inland is My Chief and We Go Jam

Classical Kids

History Goes Viral

Unsolicited Advice

Field Guide: Live Hawaiian Music


Dining: Ale-oha!

Craft beer is hot right now. In just one month, three places opened featuring craft brews—one brewpub and two gastropubs. What gives?

by martha chang


From Our Files

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

by maria kanai


Afterthoughts: Risky Business

When an arcade isn’t an arcade.

by michael keany