28 April 2022

Ryan Gattis on 30 years after the L.A. Riots

At 3:15 pm on April 29, 1972, as the verdict came down in the Rodney King beating, Los Angeles exploded with another in a long history of race riots. Everyone knew what might happen, but nothing prepared the city for what came next. Ryan Gattis captured the horror and power of that in his 2015 fictional account “All Involved.” The award-winning Los Angeles author talks to us from the perspective of this 30th anniversary of what is still the apogee of domestic civil unrest.

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