Author Archives: Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the indie rock duo Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at simonesnaith.com.

“Army of One” – The Story of Gary Faulkner, Out November 4th

“Army of One,” starring Nicolas Cage and Russell Brand, tells the “mostly true” story of Gary Faulkner, a man who made eleven solo attempts to capture Osama bin Laden. Directed by Larry Charles (“Borat,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Seinfeld”), the comedy was inspired by … Continue reading

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“Into The Night: Pop For The People” at Skirball

On October 7th at 8pm, the Skirball Center presents “Into The Night: Pop For The People” to kick off the new exhibit “Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A.” The opening night will include live music by synth-pop/kitsch artist Seth Bogart … Continue reading

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The 4th Annual Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus

Tomorrow night, La Luz de Jesus Gallery launches its 4th Annual Coaster Show, revealing nearly 1000 pieces of art made on 4″ tondo coasters. The opening reception is from 8-11pm at the gallery, which is located inside the Soap Plant/Wacko complex. The free exhibit … Continue reading

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YouBloomLA 2016 Hits The Eastside and Downtown

YouBloomLA 2016 marks the third year for the up-and-coming music festival and conference. This year, it takes place September 29th through October 1st, with the conference portion at Hamilton High School for The Arts. As before, the concerts will be … Continue reading

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Photos: Guillermo del Toro’s “At Home With Monsters”

“At Home With Monsters,” the Guillermo del Toro exhibit currently at LACMA, can’t be more highly recommended. Culled from the director/writer’s Bleak House – his personal collection of horror, scifi and fantasy-related art and props – it is a fascinating … Continue reading

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Photos: The Magical Mercado los Olvidados

Mercado los Olvidados at Pskaufman… Gallery last Friday was a little underworld of colorful, whimsical art, clothing and crafts. It was made even more surreal by the mysterious “dust storm” alert that kept going off on my phone, as I … Continue reading

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Random LA: That Bladerunner Look

Hollywood in smoke from the Santa Clarita fire. “It’s too bad she won’t live, but then again who does?”

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New Slash! Magazine Book by Hat & Beard Press

Hat & Beard Press held an opening night reception in Hollywood last night to celebrate the release of the collection, “Slash: A Punk Magazine from Los Angeles, 1977-80.” The new book includes every cover of the magazine’s 29-issue run, as well as new essays … Continue reading

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Mercado Los Olvidados Artist Popup Market

Next weekend, Mercado Los Olvidados will “pop up” at pskaufman… gallery downtown, presenting art, embroidery, tintype portraits and much more (see flyer image). This delightful “Market of the Lost Ones,” named after the surrealist film by Luis Buñuel, is curated by Camille … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro Creeps Up LACMA

August 1st through November 27th, fans of horror, fantasy and science fiction should head to LACMA for director Guillermo del Toro’s “At Home With Monsters,” an exhibit of art, artifacts and props from his own Bleak House collection (see video). The exhibit will … Continue reading

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