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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.
Fun and head games, terror and bloody revolt in ‘Westworld’s’ smart, action-packed season two

Lorraine Ali reviews the second season premiere of "Westworld," about a futuristic Western-themed park where robots cater to the often-twisted fantasies of their guests.

'The Mod Squad,' 'Adam-12' and how TV brought the counterculture into 1968's cop shows

"The Mod Squad" and “Adam-12,' two L.A.-based cop shows that began in 1968, had different views of policing but each brought the counterculture into their worlds as hippies were going mainstream on TV.

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