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Katie Rispoli is the Executive Director of Long Beach-based nonprofit We Are the Next, dedicated to social justice and youth ...On July 7, 2017 / By Katie Rispoli
Photos courtesy of Jay Shells.
He’s hit the streets of Long Beach and LA. NYC and Hotlanta. Philly and Inglewood. Hell, the man has even traveled ...On July 6, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Above: Furcast, headlining Supergloom Festival.
It became a moment of empowerment that even surpassed Mitt Romney’s wince-inducing “binders of ...On June 30, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison. Above: Tristan Eaton paints his mural at the Varden Hotel in DTLB as part of POW! WOW! Long Beach’s inaugural festival.
Long before Jasper Wong ...On June 29, 2017 / By Brian Addison
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