September 2013: Table of Contents

on the cover: Photos: Dallas Nagata White. Photo retouching/finishing: TEN30 Studios Inc. Makeup and hair: Elinia Eads,, (214) 714-1410. Logowear and spirit items provided by UH Rainbowtique.



20 Great Hikes

Here are 20 adventures that offer beautiful vistas and waterfalls, steep climbs and relics of the past. One way or another, they’ll take your breath away.

Pattern Theory

Off-the-wall prints unite this fall in dare-to-be-different yet wearable looks. Boyish houndstooth, fierce leopard and dramatic digitals are ready to stand together and be recognized.

UH Sports: Will We Ever Win Again?

Meet the accountant from Ohio who’s come to turn UH athletics around. Plus, armchair quarterbacks weigh in on how Norm Chow is measuring up, a look back at Dick Tomey’s Golden Age of UH football and more.


The Art of Music
Reasons to get out and go in September
Gardening for grades
The new Pops season
Q&A: Jack Handey
What to do about a hoarding neighbor
Field Notes: Word of Life Christian Center

Ono: Food & Dining

Alan Wong University—meet the many protégés of one of Hawaii’s most influential chefs. Plus, Hunan Cuisine, locally made nougat and more.

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Welcome to the Issue

Writing about sports takes teamwork. Plus, meet some of the contributors who helped make this issue.

Afterthoughts: Multiplying Cells

Smartphones are taking over, and that’s OK.


Our readers respond.

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