March 26, 2014
As Assistant Managing Editor for Features, Alice Short oversees Health, Food, Home, Travel and Fashion content for the Los Angeles Times. She has worked at the paper for more than 20 years and has edited a number of Times publications, including the Life & Style daily features section, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Calendar Weekend. She has also worked as Daily Calendar Editor and Assistant Metro Editor. Her current position involves oversight of five blogs (Daily Dish, All the Rage, Jacket Copy, L.A. at Home and Travel Deals & News)
July 21, 2013
The 'Fantasy' that is Portugal This is just a quick thank you for the deliciously written tale "Fantasy Fix" by Alice Short [July 14], about the short trip to two of my favorite places close to my heart and hometown (Óbidos). I just shared it on Facebook, trying to raise my U.K. mates' awareness of my country's potential to please them, although they crave only the Algarve sunny beaches. Paulo Belo Submitted by email "Fantasy Fix" had little to do with travel in Portugal, as it focused primarily on breakfast, lunch and dinner.
April 30, 2013 |
Antoine Wilson joined L.A. Times features editor Alice Short at the L.A. Times Festival of Books to talk about his novel "Panorama City," which features a naive, or slow, narrator named Oppen Porter. It's "A Southern California 'Candide' ... or 'Gilead' meets 'The Jerk,'" Wilson explains in his elevator pitch. Why Panorama City? "I'm mainly interested in writing about Los Angeles because I live here," Wilson says. "I wanted a piece of L.A. that hadn't been covered. Panorama City is a place a lot of people in L.A. don't even necessarily know exists.
April 26, 2013 |
"The amazing thing about James Brown, for me," says R.J. Smith, "is you can't figure him out. " That's not uncommon for a music journalist, but it reveals just how complex Brown was -- Smith was his biographer. Smith, the author of 2012's "The One: The Life and Music of James Brown," dropped by our video booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to talk about his book and about James Brown, the godfather of soul. "He was a civil rights arbiter, and he was a Republican," Smith tells L.A. Times features editor Alice Short.
October 30, 1994 |
Long after her books end, Alice Munro's characters live on in the mind like cranky, cheek-pinching relatives from childhood. Once you've read her, you can't forget Flo from the 1977 story collection, "The Beggar Maid"--stubborn, fiercely proud, with her work-scuffed knees, flowered aprons and penchant for warning people to "get out of my road"? Then there's Addie Jordan, a.k.a.