April's edition of Inked magazine celebrates Hotel Street as the birthplace of "stewed, screwed and tattooed," where those new to the night-life scene might not know that during World War II the area welcomed more than 200,000 men every month.
While here for R&R, soldiers came to put down $3 to drink, get tattooed and meet up with some of Honolulu's working girls.
David Farber, Temple University professor and co-author of "The First Strange Place: Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii," wrote the piece on the historic vice district.
Macy's steps into shoe event
It's all about the shoes at Macy's annual Designer Shoe event, taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Ala Moana store.
Guests will see a fashion presentation of the newest styles by Betsey Johnson, Bruno Magli, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Donald J Pliner, Michael by Michael Kors and Stuart Weitzman, while enjoying drinks, hors d'oeuvres and music.
Those who purchase $250 or more on regularly priced shoes will receive a $50 Macy's gift card, while supplies last, one per customer.
The event takes place in Designer Shoes, Level 2. RSVP by e-mail, MacysEventsHI@macys.com, or call 945-6427.
Show explores concept of pono from a child's point of view
The challenge was to imagine a world of pono, the Hawaiian concept of goodness and morality. In today's terms, "doing the right thing."
The 2008 E Ola Pono Art and Video Competition, sponsored by the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, offered students in grades 4 to 12 the chance to imagine how the concept of pono could affect today's world.
Tonight at 8:30, "E Ola Pono" showcases some of these entries.
The documentary features two schools that have made efforts to integrate the values of pono into the classroom -- Keaukaha Elementary School on the Big Island and Waimanalo's Blanche Pope Elementary School. Keaukaha developed a "Got Pono?" campaign to drive the point home.
"E Ola Pono," funded by grants from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Kamehameha Schools, was written and directed by Robert Pennybacker and edited by Joy Chong Stannard.