Photos courtesy of Feon Cooper.
Feon Cooper has been obsessed with comics since he was in middle school, reveling in the superhuman, fantastical tales that, when it really comes ...On January 22, 2018 / By Brian Addison
This is part of our ongoing Long Beach Needs This series that seeks to address two things: Long Beach’s infamous “Manhattanitis,” where our people tend to stick to all-things-Long-Beach while ...On December 18, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Tyler Hill.
When 6th Street ends at the east side of the LA River at the 710, it becomes an underpass that also acts as a shelter ...On December 16, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison
Major music news for Long Beach: nationwide concert promoter and producer Goldenvoice, the ...On December 6, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison. Graphics by Baktaash Sorkhabi.
Our free talk series, Emphasize, will continue hosting its public forums on Thursday, January 11 at 6:30PM when we tackle affordable ...On November 29, 2017 / By Brian Addison
As the world increasingly accesses and discusses its news through social media, the conversations surrounding complex topics become convoluted, if not outright filled with misinformation and ...On November 8, 2017 / By Brian Addison
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Above: the Queen Mary. Photo by Brian Addison.
The rich history ...On October 27, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison.
When it comes to the story of West Coast hip hop, the names of Snoop Dogg, Warren G, and Nate Dogg come up with it. ...On October 20, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo courtesy of Long Beach Public Library.
In case you didn’t know, Long Beach made some waves this week in national news. One was thanks to yours truly ...On October 19, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Sitting around a table, sharing food, my friend Candice Estrada—her family from Ensenada—was talking about some idiosyncrasy of her family life when one line particularly stood out: “We ...On September 28, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo courtesy of Joe E. Bee.
The Queen Mary is arguably the most iconic part of Long Beach. (Snoop, Sublime, and the VIP Records sign definitely run close.)
So it ...On September 7, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison
After launching in Long Beach last year, ComplexCon returns to DTLB November 4 ...On August 24, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Junko Shiba.
After successfully hosting this past weekends massive, two-day Summer Breeze Festival that brought the best ...On August 15, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison
For me, there’s long been something distinctly special about Summer and Music (SAM).
I once ...On August 7, 2017 / By Brian Addison