Los Angeles Times

Alice Short

Writer

Alice Short worked at the Los Angeles Times for more than 20 years, primarily in features. She assisted in the birth of a daily feature section called Life & Style, was editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and then served as daily Calendar editor before she ran away and joined the Metro editing staff. She returned to features as an assistant managing editor in October 2008, overseeing travel, books, fashion, food, home and health content. She left The Times in 2015.

Recent Articles

  • Under the spell — again — of Mykonos, Greece

    Under the spell — again — of Mykonos, Greece

    On my first visit to Mykonos, I swarmed the island with one friend and a few hundred strangers, fellow travelers on an inexpensive cruise in the Aegean Sea. I'd scheduled the four-day voyage in the middle of a post-college trip to Europe, and I prepared by packing cute shoes, nail polish, a carton...

  • Another, more long-term Thanksgiving survival guide

    Another, more long-term Thanksgiving survival guide

    Happy Thanksgiving! You might think the exclamation point conveys our sincerity about the season but, in truth, we are not completely onboard with the holiday sentiment -- we regard it with a wariness that is sometimes difficult to contain. And we’re concerned about you, as well -- with your hopes...

  • Warm glow at Perez Art Museum Miami goes beyond South Florida sun

    Warm glow at Perez Art Museum Miami goes beyond South Florida sun

    What would you do here if you had 36 hours to kill here? Tour an Art Deco neighborhood? Dine on goat stew at Tap Tap? Sample mojitos in the bars of South Beach? They're all noble ideas. But I had to add one more to the list: a visit to the Pérez Art Museum Miami, a relatively recent addition to...

  • 'Saint Anything' pursues the holy grail of adolescence: emotional honesty

    'Saint Anything' pursues the holy grail of adolescence: emotional honesty

    It's hard to imagine that anyone who reads fiction has not at some point encountered a romance that draws its protagonists from opposite ends of the economic spectrum. The rich-poor clash is one of the great themes of literature, popping up in almost every genre. In recent years, YA authors — Sarah...

  • Mother's Day: Was your mom a good cook?

    Mother's Day: Was your mom a good cook?

    Was your mom a good cook? Who can remember? In the last five years of her life, as she moved from her late 80s into her early 90s, as her mobility and memory continued to decline, my mother strayed down a path of no return: retirement community meals, tinned tuna and crackers, tiny packages of leftovers...

  • Festival of Books: Join us for Lasorda, Bergen and more authors today

    Festival of Books: Join us for Lasorda, Bergen and more authors today

    If you're just waking up on this Sunday morning and thinking about sports or American history or food and identity, may we recommend the second day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC campus? Today's lineup includes a conversation with Tommy Lasorda, a panel with Times editorial...

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