Lynell George
Lynell George

Lynell George is an L.A. based journalist and essayist. She has had a long career in L.A. newspapers as staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly where she focused on social issues, human behavior and identity politics as well as visual arts, music and literature. She has taught journalism at Loyola Marymount University and is also a Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities Fellow at University of Southern California and a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow (2013).

Her work has appeared in various essay collections and in news outlets including Boom: A Journal of California, Slake, The Smithsonian, GoodReads, Vibe, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Essence, Black Clock, The Root and Ms. She is the author of "No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels" (Verso/Doubleday) a collection of features and essays drawn from her reporting.

Recent Articles
Behind-the-Scenes of the Huntington Library Main Exhibition Hall's Renovation
Behind-the-Scenes of the Huntington Library Main Exhibition Hall's Renovation
The Huntington's Main Exhibition Hall re-opened recently to the public after its 17-month, $2.5 million renovation.
Shades of L.A.: 20 Years of Illuminating Diversity Through Photography
Shades of L.A.: 20 Years of Illuminating Diversity Through Photography
The L.A. Library's Shades of L.A. photo archive contains more than 10,000 photographs drawn from family albums from communities across Greater Los Angeles.
Walking East of West L.A.: The Photography of Kevin McCollister
Walking East of West L.A.: The Photography of Kevin McCollister
Photographer Kevin McCollister captures the beauty of L.A.'s lonelier, hidden contours.
Public Art, Private Stories: Michael Massenburg Collages Los Angeles
Public Art, Private Stories: Michael Massenburg Collages Los Angeles
As an L.A. artist, Michael Massenburg tries to piece together stories about people and place in a region where the narrative is often interrupted -- sections rearranged, re-thought, sometimes entirely elided.
Sidewalk Stories: The Photography of William Reagh
Sidewalk Stories: The Photography of William Reagh
Since arriving in L.A. in the 1930s, William Reagh captured a sense of the city's humanity during its most vigorous years of growth and urban renewal.
The Alchemist: Ian Ruhter's Adventures in Silver and Light
The Alchemist: Ian Ruhter's Adventures in Silver and Light
Ian Ruhter tweaks and bends the possibilities of an antique photographic process to create dreamlike, elusively temporal images of his subjects.
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