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Comic Con invades Long Beach

Comic Con invades Long Beach

September 14, 2015

The scenes were surreal: John Snow eating a burrito on the floor, a “Jurassic Park” tour vehicle driving down the freeway and a women's restroom filled with “Justice League characters.” Fiction...

#LBTVirgin rides hard: ride along with Charlie

Paige Pelonis, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Features

In the moments that hang along 1st Street just before the bus pulls up, Charlie sits head down blowing smoke into the face of the thick black woman yelling at him for puffing on his cigarette too close to the curb. Charlie takes orders from no man — and certainly no woman. Longhaired and stubborn, he waits for the bus and smiles into the face of a 22-year-old LBT virgin—or so she might seem. In fact, her first ride...

Long Beach coffee shops open late at night

Madison D'Ornellas, Opinions Editor

September 8, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Events, Features

Night owls, insomniacs and graveyard shifters of Long Beach, it’s no secret that you’re shut out of many popular establishments because of the hours you keep. Now, just because you prefer the moon to the sun, fellow nocturnals, shouldn’t mean you’re not able to grab a tasty cup of coffee or a hot meal. But fear not, night people, for here is a list of places that keep their doors open into the wee hours, if not until...

Drunk on History

Kevin Flores, Arts & Life Editor

September 8, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Features

The cocktail has quite the tale to tell. And what better way to hear it than over drink? Bartenders and amateur cocktail historians Damien Montanile and Chris Dion led a boozy prohibition mixology class as part of the Art Deco Festival, which was held at the Queen Mary from Sept. 4 to 7. The duo delved into the storied history of the cocktail, an American invention. However, the origins of cocktails lie in punches....

The end of fiction genres?

The end of fiction genres?

Kevin Flores, Arts & Life Editor

September 3, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Today

CSULB alumni Christopher David Rosales has released his debut novel “Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper,” which mixer called a “communal love child of Marquez, Bolaño, and Orwell, a child who...

Q-and-A with poet Dominic ‘Nerd’ McDonald

Q-and-A with poet Dominic ‘Nerd’ McDonald

September 2, 2015

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Stressed students need look no further for the top five Happy Hour spots in Long Beach

Madison D’Ornellas, Opinions Editor

August 27, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Events, Features

  49ers, we made it. The end of the first week of school is finally upon, and it is time to celebrate. What better way to ease the stress of new classes than Happy Hour? Long Beach is a cornucopia of groovy dive bars, pubs and cocktail lounges. For those looking for a temporary escape from the 2015 fall semester, here are some great Happy Hour spots to cruise to this weekend. Roundin’ 3rd 4133 E. Anaheim St. (562) 498-9900 ...

Tacography of Long Beach

Tacography of Long Beach

Kevin Flores, Diversions Editor

August 17, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Today

Diligent investigative reporting has uncovered that, as of the writing of this article, the number of taquerias in Long Beach currently stands at 47. My intentions are to review them all. Make no mistake:...