Volume 15, no. 4

August/September 2012

Native Intelligence

Siren Song

Manna Mobile

Sew Your Own

Senior Scrummers

Black Beauty

A New View

The Ink Spot


Spin City

It's not Ibiza, and that's just fine: Honolulu has an electronic music scene all its own

Saving Celluloid

The team at 'Ulu'ulu aims to preserve every frame of the Islands' visual history

The Astounding, Astonishing Tavares Brothers

Maui's Ernest and Freddie Tavares played with everyone from Harry Owens to Dean Martin to Elvis and engineered instruments that changed modern music

The Ohi'a Hunter

Hawai'i's storied native tree may hold a key to understanding evolution -- and botanist Elizabeth Stacy is out to find it

Steam Dreams

Is geothermal destined to become a major part of Hawai'i's energy future?


Moorea's Ark

The Moorea Biocode Project is one of the most ambitious high-tech scavenger hunts in the history of science. Go inside its final week.

Songs of Kalaupapa

Two of Hawai'i's finest slack key guitarists pay homage to the musical heritage of Moloka'i's isolated colony

Jack Versus the Volcano

As lava took every other house around him, the omega man of Royal Gardens stood his ground

Hawaiian Life


Manhattan's Hula Haven