M83 4 ever.
Best Long Beach Bar
Long Beach speakeasy the Exhibition Room opened last year. It’s located inside a former storage unit for an upholstery company, and is connected to the neighboring Roxanne’s Lounge only by a 1940s-era phone booth. It is not easy to gain entry, however. Keeping in mind that it’s open only Thursday through Sunday nights starting at 8 pm, this is what you do: First, send a text to the number below, and you will receive a password. Then, go to Roxanne’s and enter the phone booth, which is embedded in the wall by the back pool tables. Pick up the receiver and tell the voice on the other end the password. If you’re on the list (and you’re dressed appropriately), the other side of the box will swing open to reveal a musty-smelling, 40-seat bar, replete with vintage church pews for seats, boozy ephemera courtesy of the Long Beach Historical Society (thus, the “exhibition”) and a house cocktail list featuring imaginative uses of everything from whiskey and gin to amaro and bitters. Complicated, yes, but well worth it.
Everything about this sounds terrible and absurd.
Yo, documentary makers, how you gonna make a hour and a half long movie on rock paper scissors and only a fifty-four minute movie on lucha libre? Smh.
We thank the Virgin of Guadalupe for letting us cross the river and arrive to the USA for work. From the bottom of the heart we offer you this retablo.
The Ramiraz Gutierrez family
10 July 1979
My family trickled over in the late 1970’s, my mom specifically in 1979, from Tepames, Colima.
My family’s journey into the US and the life they established are one of the few things, that when I think about, make me instinctually thank a higher power for allowing them to make it over.
Melissa and I got really into the art on this tumblr tonight. It’s a blog dedicated to the artist, Alfredo Vilchis, who has been active in this votive style since the 80s and both his work and the inspiration for his work is moving and gorgeous.
I cannot describe the pure wellspring of joy I have watching this video.