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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How a Young Christian Musician’s Drug Choices Almost Ruined His Life

It was strange not to hear from Darin about the gig. Musicians can be flaky, and 20-year-olds even more so. But Darin was a pro. Literally. So despite the fact that none of us knew him especially well, his non-responsiveness over a period of several days was surprising.

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RIOTstage: Building a Theatrical Rock ‘n’ Roll Future in the LBC

Photo: Josh Fischel, center, and the cast of "The Brit" (credit: Hadrian Suciu)

It was originally conceived solely as a theatre company. But founder Josh Fischel's increasing immersion within Long Beach's strong music scene led him to broaden RIOTstage's mission. Still

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Giving and Its Discontents; or, Should We Ever Say “No”?

I was slightly lost on Gaffey St. in San Pedro and stopped to get my bearings. It seemed a coincidence that the homeless woman I'd passed a block earlier was heading my way, until it was clear she was zeroing in. As she asked me for spare change, I couldn't help focusing on her mouth. S

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Excessive Force by the LBPD: An Unfair Perception or a Real Problem?

Back in 1989, when a TV camera crew filmed Long Beach police officers smashing a compliant suspect—allegedly guilty of no more than a traffic infraction—into a plate-glass window, the Long Beach Police Dep

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New Arts Council President Adds an Edge to the Long Beach Establishment, Says Changes Are Coming

[portfolio_slideshow id=5359] By Greggory Moore It didn't take long for Marco Schindelmann to become immersed in the Long Beach arts scene. In 2005, one year after stumbling across the first iteration of SoundWalk, Schindelmann was a participant in the annual event, filling the Grand

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One Man’s Misadventures with California’s Obamacare Website

By Greggory Moore When the Los Angeles Times recently spoke with Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, the state's registration hub for the Affordable Care Act

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The Naked Guy at the Party; or, Naked Aggression; or, Don’t Be a Dick

By Greggory Moore A few years ago there was this great party in one of the communal, hippie-ish houses here in Long Beach. A rotation of DJs held it down behind a pair of turntables in the dining room, while an appreciative press of bodies churned in time, free and easy, 21st-century-hi

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Can Long Beach Finally Get Out of Its Own Way in Regards to Medpot?

The medical-marijuana movement is here, and it's something we have to deal with and accept.
–Long Beach City Council member Robert Garcia, 2009-Aug-04

Despite those seemingly auspicious words, a review of the last four years reveals t

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Jesus and Zombies: An Object Lesson in Freedom

If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.                 –Jesus Christ (as quoted in John 12:47)

FACT:  Jesus created the first zombi

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