David Thompson

David Thompson wrote for a wide variety of popular magazines, newspapers, trade publications and websites, including The San Francisco ChronicleMSNBC.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.

Articles

Hawai‘i’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.

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!

Best of Honolulu 2013

Honolulu Magazine's 2013 Best of Honolulu winners. Check out the 101 best things Honolulu has to offer from the island's best beer, rum, chocolate and pau hana spot to last-minute gift options.

Workplace Secrets in Honolulu

We spoke to people in a wide range of professions—teacher, waxer, gravedigger—to find out the nitty-gritty details of what they do at work, and why.

Field Notes: Game Night

Field Notes explores Honolulu's vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Fantasy Game Night at Ward Warehouse.

Field Notes: Ladies Bowl Free

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Her Way Thursdays at Aiea Bowl.

HONOLULU Magazine's 100 Surfer Poll

HONOLULU Magazine stopped by Diamond Head Beach to talk story with local surfers. From skipping work to surf-related injuries, here's what we found out. Be sure to pick up our December 2012 issue to read the full feature, "The Everything Guide to Surfing," by David Thompson and Martha Cheng.

Hurricane Iniki: 20 Years Later

It’s been two decades since Sept. 11, 1992, that cataclysmic day when Hurricane Iniki devastated Kauai with widespread flooding, storm surge and 145 mph winds. With the anniversary upon us, we did a quick survey to see where Hawaii stands, hurricanewise, today.

Welcome Back Ben Cayetano?

We sat down with former governor and current mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano to talk about rail, old guys and why your commute isn’t going to get any better, no matter who wins.

Rock Climbing on O‘ahu

Rocking Out on O‘ahu: From 85-foot walls to epic arches, local rock climbers have plenty of routes to choose from.

Best of Honolulu 2012

Honolulu is packed with so much great stuff, it can be hard to know where to begin. To give you a headstart, we’ve explored the city to find the best products, services, food and entertainment—so you can make the most of everything Honolulu has to offer.