In its wax and wane, Hawaiians of old found the secrets to sustainable living.
Hawaiian lore finds the spirit of the divine in the ordinary world.
Hawaiian culture evolved over millennia, then almost disappeared after Western contact. Maui's cultural advisors are committed to bringing it back.
Virtually extinct for over a century, hale—traditional Hawaiian houses—are making a comeback with the new millennium.
How could we dedicate an issue to all things hot about Hawai‘i and not include Pele? The volcano goddess is as renowned for her fiery passions as for the molten lava with which she creates new land.
From tiny shells that wash ashore on this forbidden island come priceless treasures.
Among Polynesians, the Hawaiians of old excelled in the making of kapa. Their distant daughters have begun to reclaim this once-lost ancient art.
This West Maui valley witnessed some of the island's most turbulent history. Now it's helping to redeem the past.
The annual East Maui Taro Festival in Hana is the perfect opportunity to learn about—and taste—this delicacy.
This story straddles centuries to look at authentic Hawaiian clothing prior to Western contact, and how three young Hawaiian entrepreneurs are incorporating ancient meanings, patterns, and knowledge into their contemporary apparel.
See what happens when ancient Hawaiian culture meets modern art techniques at Maui's annual Celebration of Hawaii exhibit at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao.
A revolution is happening in Island schools, as Hawaiian-immersion students find the keys to unlock their culture.
'Ukulele entertainer and master teacher Walter Kawa'i'aea keeps the beat of Hawaiian music.
After nearly two decades in dry dock, the first oceangoing traditional voyaging canoe, Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, embarked on its maiden voyage from Mala Wharf in Lahaina on July 11.
Learn the traditional uses for native plants nurtured by Anna Palomino at Ho‘olawa Farms in Haiku.
How two homegrown farmers are working to save the future by looking to the past.
Bit by bit, archeologists are uncovering a forgotten island where kings once ruled and a sacred lizard kept watch.
When your name includes twelve syllables and nearly as many letters as the alphabet, you often have some explaining to do.
“As Hawaiians, our mo‘olelo [stories] are so important,” says Maelia. “With heirloom jewelry, the mo‘olelo live on in each piece.”
In contrast to modern hula, ancient hula is purely percussive.
See all eleven kapa Pua Van Dorpe created to honor ancient Maui chiefs, and read their stories.
You and I are older than the stones along the Puna shoreline. These stones started just a few years ago as gobs of lava from Pele’s current eruption, gobs that dripped into the sea only to be tumbled and polished then lobbed back onto the shore.
A sophisticated public art series reveals Wailuku’s deep aloha.
Maui's winningest canoe club is borrowing lessons from the past to surge ahead.
Wedge-tailed shearwaters spend the majority of their lives at sea, where they feed on baitfish and squid. They return to Hawai'i each spring to nest.
What can the ancient Hawaiians teach us about preserving today's resources for tomorrow?
Lomilomi has the potential to "heal a person's path backwards and forwards," says Jeana Naluai, owner of Ho'omana Spa.