Articles

The Rogue Jaguar

By I. smiley G. Calderón | smileygcalderon@gmail.com I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jaguar Bennet, “Fresno’s most offensive comedian,” at Revue Coffee Bar in the Tower District this past week for a post-production…

Bulldoggers

By Will Freeney | memo247365@gmail.com While much of the Valley still sleeps, five collegiate athletes take to the arena. Concentration lines their faces, intensely focused on the coach explaining the ‘trick’ to success in the…

Armenian Genocide Centennial

The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Fresno has announced a slate of Central California events to honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished at the hands of the Imperial Ottoman government beginning…

The Homeless Problem

The Smiley Synopsis Spotlight on City of Fresno’s proposed ordinance 14-813 By I. smiley G. Calderón | smileygcalderon@gmail.com There’s been an awful lot of buzz about last month’s surprise proposed Fresno city ordinance section 14-813…

Eighteen Hundreds Release Their New EP, Moon Cults

By Lisa Talley | lisa@fresnoflyer.com Gentle guitars serenade over a driving rhythm section, but where dominating vocals would predictably take over the lead, it is, instead, an airy presence that wafts in like a finely…

Off the 99 – The road to the…

by Don Priest | kfsrbluesdog@gmail.com It’s pretty universally accepted that the Central Valley is known for its agriculture; crops from here feed millions around the globe. But there’s another harvest from “The Valley” that nourishes…

Rappit Up Provides Vegan Food Options for the…

By Steven Sanchez | stevenmychal@yahoo.com - Photos by Janna Melkonian The health craze has been escalating in popularity as of late. It seems now that anybody with access to social media has a resource to…