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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Field Notes: A Koko Crater Experience

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Koko Crater Trail.

Buddhism in Hawaii: Fading Tradition

This summer, Japanese Buddhist temples across the Islands are lit with lanterns and abuzz with bon dancers. But the sad fact is these temples are otherwise in trouble.

Field Notes: Hawaii's BMX riders playing in the dirt

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Sandbox BMX races.

Walmart’s going where?

A new Walmart in downtown Honolulu would bring the total number of Walmart stores in Hawaii to 10.

How to Fix Hawaii's Doctor Shortage

Hawaii has hundreds fewer physicians than it needs, particularly in primary care. Here's what's being done to fix the growing shortage.

Hawaii's Greatest TV and Film Extra

The Extra: You may not recognize Teddy Wells, but there’s a good chance you’ve laid eyes on him before. He’s appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows shot in Hawaii.

Field Notes: Trivia Night at Manifest

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Tuesday Trivia Night at Manifest.

Four High-intensity Workouts in Hawaii

With high-intensity workout classes becoming increasingly popular, we sent senior editor David Thompson and design director Erik Ries out to try a few.

Field Notes: Occupy Movement in Hawaii

Field Notes explores Honolulu's vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures.

Pet Pot-purrr-ri: Cool Pet Stuff in Hawaii

Services, splurges and curiosities for the modern four-legged friend—and Other creatures. Plus our consult with a pet telepathist! Plus Plus Tips and reflections of a master dog trainer!

The Pet Communicator, a cat named Kitty Kitty and Me

HONOLULU Magazine senior editor David Thompson and his cat consult with a pet telepathist.

Dressing the Part: Hawaii's Cosplayers

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: The wigged-out world of cosplay.

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