Art & Culture

How To: Make Paper

How To: Make Paper

Allison Roscoe has partnered with the Honolulu Museum of Art to construct a building that will adjoin the museum and house a classroom from which she could teach the art of papermaking, from Hawaiian kapa to Japanese indigo-dyed and shibori paper.

On Ink: Hawai‘i’s Tattoo Scene Becomes Mainstream

On Ink: Hawai‘i’s Tattoo Scene Becomes Mainstream

Hawaiʻi is one of the few places where misfits, gangsters, sailors, missionaries, mothers, and doctors can work and live together—and proudly show off their tattoos. The shock factor of tattoos is fading but the art is not, and getting a tattoo is no longer solely associated with social outcasts and criminals.

Architectural Intentions

Architectural Intentions

"What do shiny computerized renderings of the multi-million-dollar commercial and residential 'Kaka'ako' have to do with the community that raised art, culture and revenue through their own determination and creativity? In other words, how will graffiti fit between glass walls and corporate logos?"

The Birth of a Gathering

The Birth of a Gathering

When filmmakers Jeff Katts and Jason Suapaia were rejected from the Hawai‘i International Film Festival in 1999, they decided to make their own damn festival. 15 years later, it’s bigger and stronger than they ever could’ve believed.

The New Cool

The New Cool

Once upon a time, comic books were often looked upon with derision, while the readers were cast out as nerds, worthy of ridicule. My, how times have changed.

Oh, That's Rough

Oh, That's Rough

“Then you lay everything out on Photoshop, print it, fold it up, and stitch the pages together, then BAM!”