David Thompson

Before joining HONOLULU Magazine’s staff, 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.

  

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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.

The Cookie Comeback King: Wally “Famous” Amos

The undauntable 77-year-old now has a new brand, The Cookie Kahuna, which brings back Amos’ cookie recipes from the 1970s. And yes, they use butter, thank you, not margarine.

Hurricane Iselle Has Us Wondering: What Would Happen if a Category 4 Hurricane Hit Oahu?

On Kauai in 1992, it took four months to fully restore power, water and phone service after Iniki. What would it look like if such a hurricane hit Oahu?

It Came From the Ala Wai: 6 Strange Creatures That Thrive in Waikiki’s Sewage Filled Canal

What lurks in the murk of Honolulu’s most prominent drainage ditch? Lots of things, including a fish that can literally give you nightmares.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Students Stage Sit-in to Protest Firing of Chancellor Tom Apple

Here’s how it went down, in photos.

Dancing with Fire in Kakaako

Each month Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Fire jam at Kakaako Waterfront Park.

7 Joys of Selling Vinyl Records in Hawaii

Kailua records store moves to Honolulu.

Groove Hawaii’s Wind Tunnel vs. Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Two blow-out experiences examined side by side.

Best of Honolulu 2014

Discover all Best of Honolulu’s winners, both editorial and reader picks.

Say Goodbye to Monkeypod Trees; Honolulu Bans Planting Iconic Trees

A new law will turn Honolulu into a more Hawaiian place, botanically speaking.

Meet Hawaii Doctors Who Traveled on a Mission Trip to Philippines

Hawaii doctors Lisa Grininger and Rebecca Sawai went on a medical mission trip to the Philippines as part of Aloha Medical Mission.

5 Incredible Hawaii Medical Stories

We asked some of Hawaii’s top doctors for their most amazing stories.

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