Issue 5: Food

Eat. Pray. Love. Eat again.

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A Chinatown Fit for a Queen

Chelsie Mow, Miss Chinatown Hawaii 2017, explores food and family. 

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Dinner at Mark's

Artist party

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The Grind

Chinatown chefs rock out with their knives out.

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Serving Life's Basics

River of Life Mission prepares food and futures for those in need.

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🍲🍨☕️🍩🍮🍗😍😩👌😛

The Insta-Worthiest Foods of Chinatown

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ISSUE 4: YOUTH

"Get off my lawn." – Old man to youths on his lawn

the slappy kids

“Life imitates art, art imitates life, fucking go skate a curb, man.”–Grosso

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fOREVER YOUNG

Turkish lensman Omer Kursat on being 60 and loving the Chinatown beats.

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LOUD AND PROUD

A Chinatown-based record label and the punk bands under its banner.

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THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING ART

A local program encourages area youth to think big—and small.

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PRIMETIME CHINATOWN

John “Prime” Hina, the founder of 808 Urban recounts growing up in Chinatown in the 1970s.

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THE UNCOMPROMISING SOUL

Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins pioneered a tattoo style, and inspired a rum and Chinatown street festival.

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Issue 3: The Preservationists

Because you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.

Apart of Life

Borthwick Mortuary helps families cope with life after death.

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Along for the Ride

Blaisdell Hotel elevator man Javier Fombellida has had his fair share of ups and downs.

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Hawai‘i’s Original Stage

Kumu Kahua has been fostering local stories for nearly half a century.

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Reptiles, Fungi, Needles

2,000-year-old Chinese medical traditions in modern Chinatown.

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Creative Fuel

Rich Richardson has helped transform Chinatown into a creative space where imagination flourishes.

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Comfort in Quiet Spaces

Photographer Jhune Liwanag captures the quiet side of Chinatown.

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Preserving Paper Paradise

Hawai‘i’s ephemera find new life at Tin Can Mailman.

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ALL LOOK SAME

A collection of images from Chinatowns in Seoul, Toronto, Chicago, and NYC.

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ISSUE 2: THE NOTHING

“PEOPLE HAVE BEGUN TO LOSE THEIR HOPES AND THEIR DREAMS, SO THE NOTHING GROWS STRONGER. WHAT IS THE NOTHING? IT’S THE EMPTINESS THAT’S LEFT. IT IS LIKE A DESPAIR DESTROYING THIS WORLD. … BECAUSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO HOPES ARE EASY TO CONTROL, AND WHOEVER HAS THE CONTROL HAS THE POWER.” - GMORK, THE NEVERENDING STORY

ALOHA TO ALL THAT

Reminiscing on partying in Chinatown a decade ago.

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BRINGING SHITTY BACK

Sean Reilly on the art of building a DIY skate brand in a sanitized world. 

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PUNK POWER

Josh86 uncovers possibility in the least likely of places.

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GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TONGUE

Wing Ice Cream has made the grade.

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AN ODE TO THE DOOR GIRL

What are the qualities of a door girl?

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the flow

For photographer and stylist Tina Joe, everyday fashion is the best of nothing, minimal and raw.

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DRIFTING IN PURGATORY

Behind the canvas with Patrick Ishihara.

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ISSUE 1: THE BRIDGE

“THE BRIDGE” DEPICTS CONNECTIVITY, A PHYSICAL LINK, A METAPHORICAL SYMBOL. LIKE BRIDGES, CHINATOWN IS A PLACE OF CULTURAL CONNECTIONS, A GATHERING PLACE WHERE PEOPLE FROM ALL SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS AND INTERESTS COME TOGETHER. THIS ISSUE IS REFLECTIVE OF THAT, FEATURING THE TOPICS THAT AFFECT ALL MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY AND THE PEOPLE THAT KEEP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CREATIVE AND ON ITS TOES. 

honolulu creators

Why you should keep your broke, art-making ass in Chinatown.

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LET OUR EYES BE THE LIGHT

Printmaker AJ Feducia on his hand-cut industrial cranes.

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SUNRISE, SUNSET

5 participants, 5 cities, 5 "sunrises", 5 "sunsets", 1 day.

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ON PAPER

Jared Yamanuha describes his obsessive, reductive process.

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LEGENDS NEVER DIE

A remembrance of Bernardo "Nardo" Bernard.

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A CUT ABOVE

Inside Landon Tom's frenzied cut-up world of collage.

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