Laurie Winer began her career writing for magazines and newspapers in New York, including stints as a theater critic for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and as an editor at Harper's Bazaar. In 1994 she was named chief drama critic at the Los Angeles Times and served twice on the Pulitzer jury for drama. In 1998 she left the paper to write screenplays and freelance. She was West Coast editor for AARP Magazine and for More magazine and produced public panel discussion for AARP. Her pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Mirabella, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harpers, and other publications. She contributes regularly to the L.A. Times food section and Los Angeles magazine.
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