Race issue of Los Angeles magazine for April

Briann, Shayne and Kyala

The 20th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots will be the media topic of the month for April, pretty much everywhere locally I suspect. Los Angeles magazine gets right into it with a special issue on race that subscribers should start receiving in the mail any day now. I've only seen the covers — a pretty cool visual statement on the city's "different complexion" now, in three versions. "So what does race mean now? Everything," the covers say. I'm told there are essays by John Ridley and Rubén Martinez, a snapshot of six mixed-race Angelenos born the day the riots began on April 29, 1992, and a nice piece by executive editor Matthew Segal on the challenges of intermarriage. Click the covers to see them larger.

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