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.