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Author Elina Shatkin

  • Elina Shatkin

    Senior Editor

    As a food writer and restaurant critic for the L.A. Weekly, Shatkin was best known for her “30 Days” missions, in which she reviewed the same item (burgers, sandwiches, ice cream) from a different restaurant for 30 consecutive days. Before that, she was a staff writer for the Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times and the events and festivals editor for the paper’s short-lived Guide. Shatkin has been a contributor to the book EAT: Los Angeles, film editor of LAist, and a writer for such publications as American Cinematographer, Bitch, Toque, and Variety. She is a regular guest on KCRW’s Good Food. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, and raised in Cupertino, she is an alumnus of the UCLA School of Film & Television.


KCRW Finally Goes Above Ground

Construction on the radio station's spacious new facility is underway Read more...

The First 50 Days: Catching Up with Madeleine Brand

Chatting with the Press Play host about producing a daily magazine show, L.A.'s inferiority complex, and the cat art beat Read more...

Los Globos Owner Sues City

Steve Edelson thinks Los Angeles officials have it in for him -- and he's willing to spend $50 million to prove he's right. Read more...

The Real Story Behind Last Night's Hostage Situation

By now you've probably heard about the hostage situation that occurred last night at the Howard Hughes Center. The police are still piecing it together, but most of what we know about it we didn't learn from official news outlets. Read more...

Top 10 Lane Kiffin Tweets

We mean “Top 10 Anti-Lane Kiffin Tweets” because after Saturday, what other kind of Lane Kiffin tweet could there be? Read more...

LA Scanner: The First Ever Extended Interview With The Man Behind The Twitter Account

Well before the phalanx of officers and local news stations arrives, even before the LAPD airship kicks up dust, Angelenos can learn startlingly precise details of local emergency calls. They only need to check Twitter, Read more...
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