Long Beach Needs This is a series that addresses two things: Long Beach’s infamous “Manhattanitis,” where our people tend to stick to all-things-Long-Beach while rarely stepping outside and ...On June 21, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo above, from last year’s 720° event, by Brian Addison. Graphic below courtesy of Kaskade.
Quite arguably Long Beach’s ...On June 15, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Graphics and additional reporting by Baktaash Sorkhabi.
Ultimately, Jane Jacob’s was an activist as much as she was an intellectual powerhouse when it came to her unique examination of urbanism—and that ...On June 9, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison. Above: Agenda’s annual convention in Long Beach, 2016.
Long Beach is becoming the go-to beachside ...On May 23, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo courtesy of Moonlight Movies on the Beach.
In arguably one of Long Beach’s best transformations of public space, Moonlight Movies on the Beach has been a city ...On May 15, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Long Beach has long lamented that, despite its rich history within hip hop culture, it has yet to ...On May 15, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison.
Ever walked down Retro Row and wonder just how it became Retro Row? Or how Cambodia Town came into existence? Or why the VIP ...On May 7, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison.
“The bubbles spread happiness, you know… They have a brain of their own, a personality of their own and people see and feel that,” Victoria ...On April 26, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison
We’ve been frank about our love of Long Beach’s growing street art scene—in fact, just a few weeks ago, we called our city home ...On April 13, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by DABS MYLA, Nicolassa Galvez, and Brian Addison.
When I talked to David Van Patten about the sad removal of Pow! Wow! founder and artist Jasper Wong’s mural ...On April 4, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Illustration by David Van Patten.
One of Long Beach’s most prolific and respected artists, David Van Patten, is leading the charge in bringing our city quite arguably one of ...On March 17, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison. Historical photos and video courtesy of Kelvin Anderson Sr.
In the matter of six hours on May 24, 1972, Kelvin Anderson Sr.’s life went from ...On February 27, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo above by Brian Addison. Photo below courtesy of David Van Patten.
UPDATE, February 13: Art Exchange responded with the following:
We appreciate the community concern and we agree, ...On February 12, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison.
And there stood a human blockhead in the East Village of DTLB, right next to the self-admitted freak obsessed with stapling himself and the sword ...On December 2, 2016 / By Brian Addison
Graphics and poster courtesy of Vince Staples. Edited by Brian Addison.
Since the release of his EP Hell Can Wait, North Long Beach rapper Vince Staples has built a name ...On November 30, 2016 / By Brian Addison