Not exhaustive, by any means. There's too much.
The Los Angeles Times, which won a Pulitzer Prize for its original riots coverage and self-published a book gleaned from the stories, has run numerous great pieces and innovative takes around the anniversary. Here's the landing page on the website and a selection:
- Steve Lopez: At Tolliver's barbershop, pondering what 20 years have wrought
- David Ulin on the fragmented literature of '92 Los Angeles.
- Kurt Streeter profiles Rodney King.
- Martha Groves on the steady hands and determination that saved Reginald Denny.
- Graphic comparing Korean-owned South LA liquor stores in '92 and now.
KPCC has been cookin' all week, with special riots coverage on Airtalk, Madeleine Brand and Patt Morrison, and on the website. Morrison aired her interview with Rodney King, the newly published author of "The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption,"
this afternoon. Saturday at noon on Off-Ramp, Joe Domanick talks about the LAPD and host John Rabe talks to former mayor James Hahn — then city attorney, he was driving alone toward the intersection of Florence & Normandie just before Reginald Denny was pulled from a truck and beaten. Some highlights of the week on KPCC:
- U.S. Attorney André Birotte Jr., a public defender in '92, and Olsen Ebright, the NBC LA web staffer behind live tweeting of the verdicts and riots, were in a panel with Larry Mantle on Airtalk today.
- Considering the Koreatown experience Morrison
- Is South LA seeing an economic revival two decades after the riots? Morrison
- Where are they now? Major figures from the riots Brand
- David Kipen reviews books about the riots