Discover Culture

Explore stories that dive into the local communities and culture of Hawaiʻi.

For local coin enthusiasts, the history of Hawai‘i is in its money.
The final resting places of Hawai‘i’s departed speak volumes about those living in the islands today.
On the heels of Mauna Loa’s first volcanic eruption in nearly 40 years, local photographers across the islands capture awe-inspiring landforms both old and new.
Mary Mitsuda’s intuitive and freewheeling approach thrives in the juxtaposition of opposites.
The architect's signature : "Dickey roofs" combine wide, shallow-pitched eaves with a steep upper roof designed to suit | Hawaii's tropical climate.
Architect C.W. Dickey shaped Hawai‘i's statehood aesthetic from its royal and territorial roots.
Founded in 1912 to be the voice of Japanese immigrants in the islands, the Hawai‘i Hochi continues to be a lifeline connecting local Japanese to their native culture and community.
The title of Earl Derr Biggers’ mystery novel was inspired by the hotel he stayed in, Gray’s-By-The-Sea, where guests weren’t given keys because, apparently, no one locked their doors in Waikīkī.
At House Without A Key, inspired by Earl Derr Biggers’ novel of the same name, a writer basks in nostalgia for what once was.
Dive into the lives of a surf instructor, board shaper, and designers united by love for the ocean and Hawaiian culture.