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Mike Roe

Arts and Entertainment (he/him)

I cover arts and entertainment, from diversity issues to the latest theme park attractions. That means finding what's worth your precious free time and introducing you to your fellow creative Angelenos. I also host LAist's TV Pilot Club, where we discuss both what's great and what's problematic about our favorite shows.

I was born in California before growing up in the Pacific Northwest. But I'm happy to be back in my home state, working in our newsroom for more than a decade now.

I come from a mixed race background, Hawaiian and Puerto Rican on my mom's side. I work to always remember where I came from, seeking out stories that aren't from the same white-centered perspective we've read, seen, and heard our entire lives.

I love L.A. because it lets me work hard by day while also making creative work myself. After work, I write TV drama screenplays with my wife/writing partner and recently finished writing a book about the TV show 30 Rock. And when I'm not writing, I'm probably grabbing comics and finding a good pizza place to eat from while I read them.


Twitter: @MikeRoe

What questions do you have about film, TV, music, or arts and entertainment?
Mike Roe helps you figure out what is worth your time and introduces you to other talented Angelenos who make it happen.

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