Lexis-Olivier Ray is a multimedia investigative staff reporter at the James Beard Award winning publication, L.A. TACO, as well as a filmmaker and artist. Based in Los Angeles, Ray has previously contributed to Men’s Health Magazine, the L.A. Times, SFGATE, LAist and KCET. Ray was a 2020 Center For Health Journalism Data Fellow and 2020 Ruben Salazar Awards finalist.
Lili Loofbourow is a staff writer at Slate. Prior to that, she was a culture critic at The Week. She co-founded Dear Television, and her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best American Essays 2019.
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