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

Field Guide: Maunakea Marketplace

The year of the water dragon kicks off on January 23. To get into the festive spirit, head down to one of Chinatown’s busiest marketplaces. Kung hee fat choy!

The Tiki Tribe

With mugs, statues, songs and fashion, these kamaaina are carrying the kitschy, tacky, tiki torch.

Lee Tonouchi: Pidgin Poet

Local author and pidgin advocate Lee Tonouchi has a new book out, Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son. We caught up with him to find out more.

The Opihi Shellfish Story

What’s going on underneath those shells? From gastronomy to conservation to evolutionary biology, we pry the secrets out of these little limpets.

Unhealthy Eating

Vegetables are the epitome of healthy eating—unless they’ve been visited by snails harboring a painful parasite.

Bamboo Boom?

Bamboo is seen as a sustainable resource for construction.

Saving Building N

Threatened with extinction, a historic schoolhouse finds new life as an art center.