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Mara Shalhoup

Mara Shalhoup

I've been the editor of the L.A. Weekly since February 2015, before which I served as editor of the Chicago Reader and of Atlanta's Creative Loafing. Back in my muckraking days, I won a Clarion Award for my portrayal of a teenage prostitute turned triple murderer, was a two-time Livingston Award finalist, and spent an inordinate amount of time obsessing over cocaine, hip-hop and organized crime (see BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family, St. Martin's Press).

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  • 5 months ago | People 2017

    "Each package represents a family who decided to send a gift to a stranger," says Miry Whitehill, founder of Miry's LIst.

  • 5 months ago | People 2017

    The New Jersey native turned gigs for Lil Wayne and Beats by Dre into a career helping everyone from rappers to Hillary Clinton increase their reach.

  • 2 years ago | Asian Cuisine

    I was 15 minutes late for my reservation at Little Sister, running up Olive Street and only just around the corner when I was thwarted. The sidewalk next to the new Whole Foods was blocked by construction, though the parking garage attendant was n...

  • 2 years ago

    It's hard to imagine how the original owner of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, the oil heiress and renegade Aline Barnsdall, could find it intolerable. She practically forced the city to take the 5,000-square-foot Mayan-esque compound on Oli...

  • 2 years ago

    If you don’t have a rich friend with a beachfront estate and sparkling pool, the Annenberg Community Beach House is the next best thing. There’s not much but the marble-tiled pool left of the historic, five-acre compound built in the 1920s by Will...

  • 2 years ago

    Reformation might seem like one of the least likely L.A. boutiques to scale up. Yet the fashion line that made its name handcrafting chic, feminine pieces out of fabric salvaged from vintage threads has opened two shops in New York, raised $12 mil...

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