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Lynell George

Lynell George is a journalist and essayist. "After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame" is her first book of essays and photography, exploring the city where she grew up. She is also the author of "No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels," a collection of features and essays drawn from her reportage. As a staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and L.A. Weekly, she focused on social issues, human behavior, and identity politics, as well as visual arts, music, and literature. Her commentary has also been featured in numerous news and feature outlets including Boom: A Journal of California, Smithsonian, Zócalo Public Square, Los Angeles Review of Books, Vibe, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Essence, Black Clock, and Ms. Her liner notes for "Otis Redding Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings" won a Grammy.