Volume 20, no. 5

October/November 2017

Native Intelligence

Fields of Gold

Got to Get Uke Into My Life

Expressionism Looks East

The Butterfly Ranch

Tackle and Talk Story

Song of the Wandering Tattler

Axis of Deliciousness


Wild Man of the Waves

Jamie O’Brien is taking surfing to a new and absurd places

Hawaiian Soul

In two short years, Kalani Pea went from singing karaoke to winning a Grammy

The Queen’s Colors

This October for the first time, the Hawaii State Archives displays flags and standards from the days of the Hawaiian monarchy

The Matriarch of Mahealani

Whether punching cows or pā‘ū riding, Barbara Nobriga keeps Hawai‘i’s paniolo traditions alive


The great frigate bird is a master thief, a harbinger of storms and the world champion of aerial endurance

The Last Stand

When the defenders of the kapu system lost the battle of Kuamo’o, Hawaii’s ancient religion fell with them

Particles of Interest

What can space dirt tell us about the origin of life on Earth?


Islands of Life

Surrounded by deserts of rugged lava, Hawai‘i Island’s kīpuka are oases of native forest

The Unstoppable Bruno

Before he became one of the world’s biggest stars, Peter Hernandez was class clown by day and Elvis impersonator by night

The Market by the Bay

After more than one hundred years and two devastating tsunamis, Suisan is still Hilo’s commercial fishing hub

Hawaiian Life

Connecting Flight

New Era, New Look

Ohana Pages

Happenings at Hawaiian Airlines


Family Reunion