Lynell George, is an L.A. based, journalist and essayist. As a longtime staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and the L.A. Weekly, she has studied Los Angeles through various prisms: social issues, human behavior, literature, visual arts, music, race and identity politics – and sense of place. She is an assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University where she teaches journalism and is a Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities Fellow at University of Southern California.
Her writing has appeared in publications including, Boom: A Journal of California, Slake, The Smithsonian, Vibe, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Utne Reader, Essence, Black Clock, as well as websites including 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.
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Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.
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