David Thompson

David Thompson wrote for a wide variety of popular magazines, newspapers, trade publications and websites, including The San Francisco Chronicle, MSNBC.com and Concrete Decor: The Journal of Decorative Concrete. His first freelance story for HONOLULU, a profile called “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” won a 2004 Excellence in Journalism Award from the Hawai‘i chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Thompson was HONOLULU’s senior editor from 2012—2014.

  

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Hit the Green at Ala Moana Beach Park with the Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club.
2014.10.16 09:41 AM

The 14 Best Tiki Bars on O‘ahu

As a ticky tacky tropical sensation, tiki culture is bigger than Hawai‘i.
2014.10.07 11:12 AM

Man in the Mirror: Meet Hawai‘i’s Michael Jackson Tribute Artist

Damian Brantley performs as Michael Jackson in Legends in Concert’s Rock-a-Hula show at the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikīkī.
2014.10.06 10:44 AM

Inside a Honolulu Community Garden

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Makiki Community Garden.
2014.09.22 09:09 AM

5 Things Wheel of Fortune Host Pat Sajak Knows About KHON2’s Joe Moore That You Didn’t

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and local TV newscaster Joe Moore have been friends for more than 40 years. Sajak has learned a few things.
2014.09.16 09:07 AM

As Lava Nears Pahoa on the Big Island, Here are Some Facts About Kilauea, By the Numbers

7 Facts about Kilauea, by the numbers, with awe-inspiring photos.
2014.09.05 05:29 PM

Meet the First Waianae High School Graduate Admitted to Harvard University Since 1980

This month, Kahunui Foster begins her freshman year at Harvard University—the first Waianae High School graduate admitted to Harvard since 1980.
2014.09.05 09:00 AM

Diamond Head Theatre Celebrates 100 Years of Drama

This year, Diamond Head Theatre celebrates its 100th season. We take a look back on Diamond Head Theatre’s first century... and ahead to the next one.
2014.09.01 10:29 AM

The Zebra Mantis Shrimp: 9 Surprising Things About the Biggest, Baddest Shrimp in Hawaii

Fun facts about the zebra mantis shrimp. No. 8 is surprisingly cute!
2014.08.13 11:27 AM

What’s Brewing at Honolulu’s Homebrewers Clubs

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: homebrewing clubs.
2014.08.11 12:07 PM

Worried About Hurricanes Iselle and Julio? Here’s How Forecasting has Improved Since Hurricane Iniki

Weather forecasting has come a long way since Hurricane Iniki devastated Kauai 22 years ago. These days we can tell what’s coming more accurately and much farther in advance.
2014.08.07 10:14 AM

Hawaii Braces for Hurricanes Iselle and Julio: How to Prepare for a Hurricane 101

On Aug. 5, Honolulu County’s Department of Emergency Management spokesman John Cummings educated Waikiki residents on how to prepare for a direct hit from a hurricane.
2014.08.06 10:23 AM
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