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Lynell George

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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.

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John Reynolds, "Bright and Sunny." | Image: Courtesy of the artist.
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Keeping Time: John Reynolds Invokes Lost Los Angeles in Landscapes and Song

Musician and painter John Reynolds is a fifth-generation Californian inspired by 20th century architecture and song. For decades, his work has been mining a vivid past, as a way to both mark time and celebrate place.
Claudia Rankine. | Photo: John Lucas.
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Writer Claudia Rankine On White Blindness, The Black Body, and the Freedom to Live

Award-winning writer Claudia Rankine's newest book "Citizen: An American Lyric" is a collection of poetry, prose and imagery that addresses race, racism and privilege though several voices. The work has been adapted into a play at the Fountain Theatre ...
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The View from the Air: Mapping L.A. Radio

What would L.A. "look like" if you could navigate it, translate and understand it, by way of its radio air?
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The Little Jewel of New Orleans: Chinatown's New Lagniappe

Happening upon the Little Jewel is a transporting blast of New Orleans, smack in the middle of old Los Angeles. But this marriage of place and cuisine isn't as unconventional as it might at first seem.
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A Seat at the Table: Post & Beam in Crenshaw Builds Community One Course at a Time

Post and Beam has become the between home and work spot that facilitates and anchors community in the Crenshaw District.
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Dominique Moody: The Urban Nomad

Dominique Moody's "The Urban NOMAD," a mobile house as living work of art, grew out of a life-long sense of rootlessness, conveying the through-line of the African diaspora.
Carolyn Kozo Cole & Kathy Kobayashi at LAPL, 1996 | Photo: Mel Melcon.
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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.
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The Creative Cosmos of June Wayne

A new exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art features the wide-ranging work of June Wayne, an artist strongly influenced by the cross-disciplinary thinkers of L.A.
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Meeting of the Minds: Convening Consciousness and Culture at Eso Won Books

In an ever-shifting book selling landscape, creative survival has been crucial to Eso Won's longevity.
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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.
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