Volume 15, no. 2

April/May 2012

Native Intelligence


Fruit Preserve

Going Native at the Ritz

The Secret's in the Sauce

The Canyon and the Curmudgeon


Bazaar of the Bizarre

Growth Industry


Signs from the Times

Steve Neill went from "sign dog" to gallery favorite when he perfected the art of making the new look old

The Stogeyman

Most people don't think "Hawai'i" when they think "cigar." Kaua'i's Les Drent is on a mission to change that.

The Magic of Mushrooms

Mycologist Don Hemmes probably knows more than anyone about the fungus among us

The Watchmen

For 100 years the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has kept an eye on the Islands' restless mountains

The Greenest Show on Earth

Every three years the Garden Club of Honolulu hosts one of the most exciting floral design competitions in the nation


Crustacea Fantastica

Susan Middleton's portraits capture the delicacy and diversity of hermit crabs

Rip Girl

At 18, Hawai'i's Carissa Moore became the youngest surfer to win the women's world championship. Now she's taking on the boys.

The Ti of Life

One of Hawai'i's most sacred plants is also one of its most useful

Hawaiian Life


He Kiko Hua Ao!