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Dan Neil is an automotive columnist for the Los Angeles Times, noted for his reviews of automobiles. Neil won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2004 for his column Rumble Seat. In 1999 Neil was named senior contributing editor for Expedia Travels, a glossy travel magazine. In September 2003 he took on the role of full-time columnist for the Los Angeles Times and quickly gained a following for his unique approach to automotive writing, which routinely incorporated criticism of Detroit automakers and U.S. government policies regarding emissions and safety regulation.
Neil began writing "800 Words," a column about pop culture, in February 2005 for the Los Angeles Times Magazine.