Carolina A. Miranda is a Los Angeles Times columnist focused on art and design, who also makes regular forays into other areas of culture, including performance, books, and digital life. This includes in-depth reports on the intersection of art and race, how communities are rethinking the nature of monuments and how architecture is shifting to accommodate a denser Los Angeles. Prior to joining The Times, she was an independent magazine writer and radio reporter producing cultural stories for Time, ARTnews, Architect, Art in America, Fast Company, NPR’s All Things Considered, and PRI’s Studio 360. She is a regular commentator on KCRW’s “Press Play with Madeleine Brand.” Miranda is a winner of the 2017 Rabkin Prize in Visual Arts Journalism. She served as founding co-chair of the Los Angeles Times Guild, the first newsroom union in the publication’s nearly 140 years in existence.