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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.
Review: Palestinians, Israelis and different takes on justice in PBS' 'The Judge' and AMC's 'The Little Drummer Girl'

AMC's "The Little Drummer Girl" and the PBS documentary "Independent Lens: The Judge" look at the concept of Mideast justice through very different lenses. One is a series spy drama, the other a documentary on the first female judge on a Sharia court.

Why the ‘P’ word — propaganda — might be best for what we're seeing on our TV screens

From the first day of Donald Trump's presidency, with outsized claims and edited photos of his inauguration's crowd size to the recent tweet by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders of a doctored video showing a "karate chop" by CNN reporter Jim Acosta on an intern, propaganda is on the rise.

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