Lorraine Ali is an award-winning journalist who's covered everything from hip hop to the Middle East in publications ranging from the New York Times to The Daily Beast.

Ali was a Newsweek Senior Writer and Rolling Stone Senior Critic before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2011. Her areas of expertise include pop culture, music, shifting societal trends and those intersections where Western and Mid Eastern cultures meet.

She currently lives in Los Angeles where the fun never stops.