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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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

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.
2014.08.05 09:23 AM

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?
2014.08.04 11:08 AM

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.
2014.08.01 09:20 AM

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

Here’s how it went down, in photos.
2014.07.31 05:59 PM

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.
2014.07.17 05:02 PM

7 Joys of Selling Vinyl Records in Hawaii

Kailua records store moves to Honolulu.
2014.07.15 08:00 AM

Groove Hawaii’s Wind Tunnel vs. Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Two blow-out experiences examined side by side.
2014.07.07 10:59 AM

Best of Honolulu 2014

Discover all Best of Honolulu’s winners, both editorial and reader picks.
2014.07.03 09:15 AM
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