LA Times California columnist. Venice Beach. My daja's maja. robin.abcarian@latimes.com

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Biography

Los Angeles Times columnist, writing daily about politics & pop culture, wherever they collide. Veteran of the last three presidential campaigns, with a secret fashion editor past. Based in Venice Beach, with lots of frequent flier miles to Iowa, New Hampshire & other early states.

What was your first job as a journalist?

Worked as an unpaid intern for United Press International, Los Angeles bureau. First paid job was at the Ventura County (CA) Star-Free Press

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Is this a trick question?

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Stephen Glass.