Jessica Keating is deputy opinion editor for the Los Angeles News Group. Before moderating a panel on whether Los Angeles is mobile enough to be a global city, she confessed to using a lot of Aqua Net in the 1990s and expressed her admiration for Ernest Hemingway in the Zócalo green room.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
What’s your favorite condiment?
What advice do you give to aspiring journalists?
Don’t be afraid to ask any question.
What keeps you up at night?
Whose talent would you like to have?
Probably Ernest Hemingway’s.
How did you get into trouble as a kid?
By getting my sister in trouble.
What’s the biggest fashion faux pas you’ve ever made?
’90s bangs. Big. Lots of Aqua Net.
When did you last break a sweat?
Walking the stairs here at MOCA, sadly—going across the plaza and hoofing it back here in a hurry.
Where do you go to be alone?
I have two little kids, 7 and 9. The only place they don’t bother me is the bathroom.
What are you reading right now?
Harry Potter with my daughter.