Gary Phillips



Former community activist and director of the MultiCultural Collaborative; crime novelist whose first book was Violent Spring, set in the aftermath of the 1992 riots

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Wilshire Vista: Eat great food while your car gets fixed


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(L-R) Warren Olney, Gary Phillips, Anna Deavere Smith and John Singleton

From Gangsta Rap to Bwy Theater: Cultural Touchstones of the LA Riots

(L-R) Warren Olney, Gary Phillips, Anna Deavere Smith and John Singleton

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