Lorraine Ali

Writer

Lorraine Ali is a senior writer for the Los Angeles Times’ Calendar section where she covers 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.

Recent Articles

  • 'Veep' and 'Games of Thrones,' HBO

    'Veep' and 'Games of Thrones,' HBO

    ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ and more ‘Star Wars’: 2017 Movie and Television Preview Jan. 16, 2017, 1:30 a.m. Each winter gives way to spring, to hope eternal, to new movies and TV shows to watch while ignoring the fresh flowers and summer breezes and changing foliage of the unforgiving outdoors....

  • 'Detroiters,' Comedy Central

    'Detroiters,' Comedy Central

    ‘The Young Pope,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ and more ‘Star Wars’: 2017 Movie and Television Preview Jan. 16, 2017, 1:30 a.m. Each winter gives way to spring, to hope eternal, to new movies and TV shows to watch while ignoring the fresh flowers and summer breezes and changing foliage of the unforgiving outdoors....

  • The era of extreme entertainment comes to the presidential press conference

    The era of extreme entertainment comes to the presidential press conference

    President Obama’s farewell speech, and Donald Trump’s first official press conference since becoming president elect, took place less than 14 hours apart. But in that brief period between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, 70 years’ worth of presidential decorum dating to the first televised...

  • The magnetic Tom Hardy anchors the darkly compelling 'Taboo'

    The magnetic Tom Hardy anchors the darkly compelling 'Taboo'

    A savage. A ghost. A madman. No one quite knows what to make of James Delaney (Tom Hardy) when he returns to England, seemingly from the dead after going down in a slave ship nearly a decade ago off the Gold Coast of Africa. One thing is for sure: He’s not the same young man who in left London...

  • Exploiting fear of Muslims? The far right has nothing on liberal Hollywood

    Exploiting fear of Muslims? The far right has nothing on liberal Hollywood

    Has Hollywood lost touch with American values? Jan. 7, 2017, 12:30 p.m. The contentious presidential campaign was filled with accusations of elitism and bias by the media -- from the news to entertainment. Many supporters of Donald J. Trump saw his victory as a repudiation of the so-called liberal...

  • It was more about who we lost in 2016 and what they represented, rather than how many

    It was more about who we lost in 2016 and what they represented, rather than how many

    Today in Entertainment: 'Hidden Figures' leads holiday box office; 'Breaking Bad's' Gus Fring returns in 'Better Call Saul' Jan. 16, 2017, 2:37 p.m. We're experiencing a moment of relative calm in the entertainment world in these few days between the conclusion of Golden Globe Awards and the start...

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