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Author Marielle Wakim

  • Marielle Wakim

    Associate Editor

    Marielle joined Los Angeles magazine in 2012 as an intern and came on full time in March of 2013, where she now works in the web, editorial, and marketing departments. Prior to settling in at Los Angeles, she earned her Masters in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, where she studied non-fiction, fiction, and screenwriting. Her strengths are humor and memoir; her weaknesses are cookies and Zac Efron.

    Her writing has been featured on NPR, Relevant, The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and in Montage Magazine.


Live Like Whitey Bulger

The infamous mobster’s Santa Monica apartment is up for grabs Read more...

FBI Takes 18 L.A. County Deputies into Custody

It's major bust of the brass: the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department has come under fire in a federal jail probe. Read more...

The Verdict Is In: Whitey Bulger Found Guilty of Murder and Racketeering

After five days and more than 30 hours of deliberations, a jury has found James “Whitey” Bulger guilty of all but one count in an extensive 32-count indictment Read more...

Peaceful Protests Turn Violent in South L.A.

Two days after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, demonstrations gave way to rioting in Crenshaw Read more...

The Killer Canon: Ten Crime Books That Will Have You Hiding Under Your Covers

From classic detective novels to true-life murder mysteries, here’s a summer reading list that will give you the chills Read more...

There Will Be Blood: Hollywood’s Most Wanted Spatter Specialist Takes Us Behind Her Crime Scenes

Film production designer Devorah Herbert, who’s made crime scenes her craft in End of Watch and the upcoming Ten talks Roman Polanski, Mexican drug lords, and things she can’t unsee Read more...

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