Volume 13, no. 5

October/November 2010

Native Intelligence

The Urban Bird

Get Your Viking On

Kite's Eye View

Local Lit

Karma Couture

Big Island Pharma

Riding the Plank

Thirty Years of HIFF

Departments

Designer Algae

Kuehnle AgroSystems is breeding microbes to produce antioxidants, nutraceuticals and even jet fuel

Where the Mild Things Are

Pana'ewa Zoo brings together flora and fauna in a most communal way

Razing Houses, Raising Houses

Re-use Hawai'i is "unbuilding" across O'ahu and turning waste into wealth

Koa Cache

By taking the trees, Big Island Koa leaves a forest

The Forgotten Colonists

A new documentary tells the stories of young Hawaiian men sent to occupy three deserted islands in the 1930s

Features

Adventures in Coffeeland

Does Kona coffee live up to the hype? Our intrepid reporter sniffs, sips and swishes his way to the answer.

Postage Pacifica

The work of Hilo's John Dawson comes home with the new Hawaiian Rain Forest stamp

The Slack Rocker

Slack key guitar is about experimentation, and Makana is its newest innovator

Hawaiian Life

Pauhana

The 'ulu smackdown