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
Before Lady Gaga, there was Dale Bozzio, the heavy-make-up, in-your-face, overtly-sexual lead singer of Missing Persons—and they’re bringing ...On July 11, 2017 / By Brian Addison
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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