Issue 5: Food
Eat. Pray. Love. Eat again.
A Chinatown Fit for a Queen
Chelsie Mow, Miss Chinatown Hawaii 2017, explores food and family.
Dinner at Mark's
Chinatown chefs rock out with their knives out.
Serving Life's Basics
River of Life Mission prepares food and futures for those in need.
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
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING ART
A local program encourages area youth to think big—and small.
John “Prime” Hina, the founder of 808 Urban recounts growing up in Chinatown in the 1970s.
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.
Along for the Ride
Blaisdell Hotel elevator man Javier Fombellida has had his fair share of ups and downs.
Hawai‘i’s Original Stage
Kumu Kahua has been fostering local stories for nearly half a century.
Reptiles, Fungi, Needles
2,000-year-old Chinese medical traditions in modern Chinatown.
Rich Richardson has helped transform Chinatown into a creative space where imagination flourishes.
Comfort in Quiet Spaces
Photographer Jhune Liwanag captures the quiet side of Chinatown.
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
BRINGING SHITTY BACK
Sean Reilly on the art of building a DIY skate brand in a sanitized world.
AN ODE TO THE DOOR GIRL
What are the qualities of a door girl?
For photographer and stylist Tina Joe, everyday fashion is the best of nothing, minimal and raw.
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.
Why you should keep your broke, art-making ass in Chinatown.
LET OUR EYES BE THE LIGHT
Printmaker AJ Feducia on his hand-cut industrial cranes.
5 participants, 5 cities, 5 "sunrises", 5 "sunsets", 1 day.
Jared Yamanuha describes his obsessive, reductive process.