Lyle Zimskind has been writing about Los Angeles culture since 2009. He is a regular contributor to LAist and has also written for the Los Angeles Review of Books and New York Newsday. In the 1990s he served as managing editor of Esquire's Czech Republic edition and co-translated the autobiography of NHL star Jaromir Jagr into English. Before moving to L.A., Zimskind worked onstage and off in the New York theater world. He holds degrees from Columbia and UCLA.