Lorraine Ali was named a senior writer of “Newsweek” in December 2004. She is based in Los Angeles, where she covers music and pop culture trends. She co-authored Newsweek’s widely-acclaimed “The New Infidelity” cover and, as an Arab-American, has contributed several insightful pieces on the situation in Iraq.
Prior to joining “Newsweek”, Ali was a senior critic for Rolling Stone, a music columnist for the “Los Angeles Times” and “Mademoiselle” and a regular contributor to “GQ”.
Ali has also written for “The New York Times”, “The Village Voice”, “Entertainment Weekly”, “Harper’s Bazaar” and “US” magazine. She was voted 1997’s Music Journalist of the Year. In 1996, she was Best National Feature Story honors at the Music Journalism Awards.