Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of four books and has written for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Surfer’s Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wine Spectator, among others. His latest book is The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village that Restored Them All. He also wrote the documentary film Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae. He is HONOLULU Magazine’s contributing editor.

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Thrifty Rich Locals: 4 Money-Savvy Locals Give Finance Tips for Living in Hawai‘i

How they’ve made it, saved it and are passing it on.
2020.01.27 01:17 PM

Eyewitness Account of Deadly Chaos That Left Two Officers Dead in a Diamond Head Neighborhood

Senior editor Don Wallace’s first-person account about the morning on Hibiscus Drive when police officers were shot and fire spread from house to house.
2020.01.21 10:00 AM

The 11 Best Healthy-ish Vegetarian Dishes on O‘ahu

Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian or trying to lessen your meat consumption, your restaurant experience should not have to suffer.
2020.01.15 12:11 PM

Can Telemedicine Save the Medical Care Crisis in Hawai‘i?

All ideas are on the table, including shorter and less rigorous training for some doctors. But time and money are running out.
2020.01.10 07:44 PM

Thermal Stress, Skeeters and Salmonella: Hawai‘i’s 2020 Health Forecast

Health Department director Bruce Anderson on what climate change could have in store for us.
2020.01.09 11:04 AM

John John Florence Is Going to the Olympics—Even After Gabriel Medina Ended His Comeback at the Billabong Pipe Masters

John John Florence edges rival Kelly Slater for the last U.S. Olympic berth. He joins fellow local Carissa Moore on the squad.
2019.12.19 04:36 PM

Follow John John Florence Right Now as He Battles for an Olympic Berth

The Billabong Pipe Masters is happening with Hawai‘i's Seth Moniz just eliminated by Kelly Slater. If Florence can advance, a tense semifinal awaits.
2019.12.19 12:17 PM

“Doing Nothing Wasn’t An Option”: A Conversation With City Department of Enterprise Services Director Guy Kaulukukui

The three-year shutdown of the Blaisdell Center will give Honolulu a world-class campus of entertainment facilities.
2019.12.15 11:00 AM

7 Local Hawai‘i Books to Solve Your Gift-Giving Gap This Holiday

These books can can help your ‘ohana put down those screens this holiday and spark some talk story and discussions that aren't about politics or football.
2019.12.14 10:00 AM

John John Florence vs. Kelly Slater: Only One Will Go to the Olympics

Day 2 of the Billabong Pipe Masters turned into a John John and Kelly show. Thursday promises to be a showdown.
2019.12.11 09:50 PM

John John Can Go at the 2019 Billabong Pipe Masters

In his first contest since blowing out his knee in June, John John surfs his way into Pipeline contention—and closes in on an Olympic slot.
2019.12.10 09:14 PM

Carissa Moore Won the World Title and Nabbed an Olympic Games Slot at the Lululemon Maui Pro

As if we don’t feel the Black Friday-through-Cyber Monday hangover enough, the Native Hawaiian from O‘ahu dominated in a shortened format in heavy storm surf while her top two rivals lost heartbreaker heats. It’s Moore’s fourth world title.
2019.12.02 01:00 PM
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