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Author Steven Mikulan

  • Steven Mikulan


    Before coming to Los Angeles, Steven Mikulan was a longtime writer and editor at the L.A. Weekly. He has also covered entertainment industry issues for and federal criminal trials for


The Old Man Next Door

Saddam had his spider hole. Manson had Barker Ranch. For James “Whitey” Bulger, the anonymity of advanced age provided ample cover for him to hide out 16 years in Santa Monica, a stash of blood money stuffed in the walls and guns at the ready. The last days of America’s most wanted mobster Read more...

Murder in Black and White

Bernard Finch was a handsome doctor working in the San Gabriel Valley. Carole Tregoff was the beautiful assistant who became his mistress. When they murdered Finch’s wife in 1959, the pair set in motion one of the most sensational trials the country had ever seen—before being all but forgotten. Writer Steven Mikulan tells the tabloid-drenched tale Read more...

GATZ: Great Gatsby Redux

Can you really stage The Great Gatsby with actors speaking every word of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of love and acquisition? Brooklyn theater troupe Elevator Repair Service just did. Read more...

Other Desert Landscapes: Playwright Jon Robin Baitz Comes Home for the Holidays

Desert landscapes set the stage for this living room Götterdämmerung. Read more...

In Plain Sight

Stephanie Lazarus was an exemplary cop. She is also a murderer. How did she evade suspicion for 23 years when she should have been the prime suspect? The story behind the story Read more...

Left Behind

High Times with Anna Nicole Smith

Multiple lovers, piles of pills, paternity tests. Take a courtside seat in the eye-popping trial that followed the former Playmate’s fatal overdose Read more...

The Vivisector’s Tale

Planting firebombs and issuing death threats, activists are waging war to stop scientists at UCLA from experimenting on animals. One researcher has chosen to push back  Read more...

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