August / September 2019
What’s it like to live on the lava after a volcanic eruption? Our feature story about the residents of Kalapana who built (or rebuilt) in Pele’s wake gives a glimpse of what it takes to carve out a new life on new land. In the sport of Rugby Sevens, players from Pacific islands dominate; go inside the 2019 USA Sevens International Rugby tournament held in Las Vegas. It’s often said that the Moloka’i boasts the tallest sea cliffs in the world, but is it true? Our feature story asks and answers that question (and it’s more complicated than you might expect). Also in this issue: Hawai’i’s small but critical role in the global shrimp farming industry; Hawaiian cultural practitioner Anela Evans share her home island of Lānaʻi; Keller Laros gets personal with the manta rays of Kona; a new annual conference brings together Hawai’iʻs most skilled weavers; a look at Tupaia, Captain Cook’s Tahitian navigator; and Oʻahu music phenom Ron Artis II brings fiery funk and R&B to the stage. We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we did making it! Aloha and mahalo for reading.