Volume 17, no. 6

December 2014 / January 2015

Native Intelligence

Art and Archeology

The Velvet Touch

A Better Boardshort

The Ancient Mariner

The Pizzaiolo of Kaka‘ako

Bicycle Built for Sixteen

Bread Winners

Hail Caesar!

University of Joe


Found Artist

A coconut log, firecrackers, scavenged bougainvillea — to Kahi Ching, everything is a medium

Chamber of Mirrors and Moonlight

The Mughal Suite at Doris Duke’s Shangri La opens to the public for the first time

The Aerialist

Big airs, deep tubes and major titles: John John Florence is surfing’s next phenom

Hapa Haole Home

For the last thirty-five years Harry B. has kept the sound of Hawai‘i’s territorial era alive in the Islands and beyond

For the Love of Loulu

Hawai‘i’s only native palm evolved into twenty-four species that once forested the Islands

Scholar of Style

Harold Koda—the curator in charge of the Met’s Costume Institute—is a master of all things sartorial

The Hidden Giant

O‘ahu’s Wai‘anae and Ko‘olau volcanoes have an older sibling

The Other Hawaiian Renaissance

The 1970s wasn’t the only time Hawaiian culture saw a major renewal—the 1870s witnessed one, too.


A Hawaiian in Paris

Kilohana Silve brought hula to the City of Lights in the 1980s. Then she created an entire festival.

Catching the Past

From cordage to hooks, artist Gary Eoff re-creates the fishing technology of old Hawai‘i

The King’s Country

Challenge and change in the birthplace of Kamehameha

Hawaiian Life


The Green Police