Greggory Moore

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Trapped within the ironic predicament of wanting to know everything (more or less) while believing it may not be possible really to know anything at all. Greggory Moore is nonetheless dedicated to a life of study, be it of books, people, nature, or that slippery phenomenon we call the self. And from time to time he feels impelled to write a little

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Matthew Cordle: Rupert Pupkin for the Internet Generation

By Greggory Moore In Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy, Robert De Niro plays Rupert Pupkin, a delusional comic manqué who kidnaps late-night talk-show host Jerry Langford (played by Jerry Lewis), pledging to release him only after Pupkin gets a stand-up set on Langford's sh

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Not Telling It Like It Is: How Did a Detailed Inaccuracy Make Its Way into a Local News Story?

By Greggory Moore

People say believe half of what you see, son
And none of what you hear
I can't help bein' confused
–Marvin Gaye, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"

Jerlene Tatum's was alrea

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The Return of the Good Foot Brings the Soul Back to Long Beach

It was a Long Beach fixture for well over a decade, with a lifespan stretching from Bill Clinton's presidency to that of Barack Obama. The Old Faithful of soul clubs, the Good Foot was the undisputed king of the funky hill, for 13 years providing the perfect monthly opportunity for Sout

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Does Video Clearly Portray Excessive Use of Force by LBPD?

Every picture tells a story, don't it?   –Rod Stewart

Sometimes being a cop is a bad gig, and not just when you're in mortal peril. One of the most difficult choices a police officer may be forced to make is when to use force, and how much.<

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Creating Experience for Each Other

By Greggory Moore It was impossible to miss. Mere meters off the beaten beach bike path was a pint-sized Polynesian fantasy. Grass skirts, tiki torches, colored lamps, hula dancing, silver pinwheels twirling in the breeze. I didn't linger long enough to observe the full range of activ

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Should Businesses Allow Customers to Use E-Cigarettes?

By Greggory Moore Not so long ago electronic cigarettes were little more than a rumor, a technology most of us encountered only via late-night commercials, the sort that bring the term "boondoggle" to mind, full of seemingly non-legitimized claims as to their harmlessness and effectiven

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Long Beach Politicos On the Lookout for Shenanigans in Three-Way Council Combat for Mayorship

By Greggory Moore

What do you get when you take nine high-profile, powerful people whose job it is to work together for the common good and have a third of them compete for a single, even higher-profile and more powerful position?

If that's

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Truth-Telling About a Recent LBPD Anti-Prostitution Sting

By Greggory Moore If I telephone a woman and arrange to meet her at a motel for sex, that's legal. If I telephone a woman and arrange to meet at a motel so I can give her a dollar, that's legal, too. But put the two together and it's a crime. A crime supposedly so harmful to life in

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An Object Lesson in Exercising Your Right Not to Talk to Police

By Greggory Moore I could tell by the way the police cruiser was crawling alongside the curb that the officers had taken an interest in me. Since I was simply walking down the street and had not been engaged in any remotely criminal or even suspicious behavior, I could not fathom why. B

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