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Los Angeles Times

Lorraine Ali

Writer

Lorraine Ali is a senior writer for the Los Angeles Times’ Calendar section where she covers film, TV, music, media and just about anything else that isn’t sports. Ali is an award-winning journalist and Los Angeles native who has written in publications ranging from Rolling Stone to the New York Times. She’s was formerly The Times' music editor and before that, a senior writer covering culture with Newsweek magazine.

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    David Bowie's 'outsider' worldview struck a global chord

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