Contemporary art and its history as considered from Los Angeles
Aisha Sabatini Sloan
is the author of "The Fluency of Light" and "Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit." She teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Michigan.
A Clear Presence
by Aisha Sabatini Sloan
When I heard that Rodney King had died, two details in particular stuck out to me. One was that he died in a swimming pool. The other was that, earlier that day, somebody had heard him scream.