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Elina Shatkin is a journalist, writer, and occasional filmmaker. She was previously a senior editor at Los Angeles magazine, a restaurant critic for LA Weekly, and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. Her work has appeared in such publications as Bitch, Drink: Los Angeles and HiLobrow, and on the radio at KCRW and KPCC. She is writing an unauthorized biography of Jem and the Holograms.

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Iconic Neighborhood Restaurants: Chinatown

Nearly 80 years after its relocation, Chinatown supports Chinese American businesses as well as newer waves of entrepreneurs from Thailand, Vietnam, and greater Los Angeles.
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Iconic Neighborhood Restaurants: Historic Core

The area had its heyday before World War II when it was the city's social hub. After a period of decline, it's experiencing a renaissance.
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Iconic Neighborhood Restaurants: Little Tokyo

By most accounts, the first Japanese-owned business, a restaurant owned by a former seaman, opened in Little Tokyo in 1886, in an era when racial covenants barred people of color from living in many neighborhoods. Now everyone wants to be here.
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Farewell to Hollywood: A Celluloid Dream Comes True

"Farewell to Hollywood" began as a documentary collaboration between New York filmmaker Henry Corra and a 17-year-old battling cancer named Reggie Nicholson.
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A Hyperlocal Figaro Puts Immigration on Center Stage

Production "¡Figaro! (90210)" is an update of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro that feels like it could only take place in Los Angeles.
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