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Lorraine Ali

Lorraine Ali is television critic of the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was a senior writer for the Calendar section where she covered culture at large, entertainment and American Muslim issues. Ali is an award-winning journalist and Los Angeles native who has written in publications ranging from the New York Times to Rolling Stone and GQ. She was formerly The Times' music editor and before that, a senior writer and music critic with Newsweek magazine.
A royal wedding TV spectacle where the new world met the old and showed a rethinking of the monarchy

As a television spectacle, the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle illustrated how a new generation of royals are rethinking the monarchy's global image and role.

The fear is now: How HBO’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ measures up against TV's most recent dystopian dramas

HBO's new film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel "Fahrenheit 451" is the latest dystopian view on television of a grim future America. The disturbing worlds of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Mr. Robot.” “Westworld” and now "451" seem less far-fetched as their frightening prophecies creep closer to home.

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