Author Archives: Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith

About Simone Snaith

Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band 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.

Charity Auction for Planned Parenthood at Amoeba Music

Amoeba Music in Hollywood presents a charity auction for Planned Parenthood on Saturday, August 5th at 4pm, with actress/musician host Tawny Newsome (“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”). Go bid on items like concert tickets, gift certificates and collectibles, including tickets to see … Continue reading

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Lilly Hiatt’s “Trinity Lane”

Nashville artist Lilly Hiatt has released an endearing video for her uplifting new single “Trinity Lane.” Set in her comfortable-looking, messy apartment, and featuring several shots of her cute cat, the video and song are about being content on one’s own, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Incomparable Rose Hartman”

Opening this Friday at the Laemmle Monica Film Center is “The Incomparable Rose Hartman,” a short documentary about the notorious NYC fashion/celebrity photographer. Directed by Øtis Mass, who is yelled at several times on camera by his feisty subject, the film is a humorous … Continue reading

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Charming L.A. Kids’ Book: “Los Angeles 1 to 10”

Need a cute gift for a little one? How about this 5″ x 5″ board book that’s all about L.A.? It’s called “Los Angeles 1 to Ten,” written by Sara Beth Greene and illustrated by Jimmy Thompson. It’s lightweight with … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Delightfully Silly “Lost In Paris”

“Lost In Paris” is a whimsical new film from Oscilloscope Pictures, starring married comedians Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon. The couple portrays Dom, a (sort of) lovable French tramp, and Fiona, an awkward but sweet Canadian librarian. The movie blends Buster Keaton-style … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Ansell’s “Of Dreams, Birds and Bones” at Corey Helford Gallery

Award-winning British artist Mary Jane Ansell makes her L.A. debut at The Corey Helford Gallery downtown next Saturday, June 10th. Entitled “Of Dreams, Birds and Bones,” the exhibit consists of all new works in Ansell’s signature style – the blending … Continue reading

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Black Metal Acts Travel to the Motherland in “Blackhearts”

“Blackhearts,” available now on DVD, Digital and VOD, is a documentary from Gammaglimt Productions that follows three Black Metal musicians and/or their bands, who travel to Norway from their home countries to perform at festivals and meet their idols. The … Continue reading

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Live Review: Second Still at The Echoplex

L.A. band Second Still played The Echoplex last Sunday, after releasing their self-titled debut this month on Manic Depression Records. The three-piece band offers a stylish, minimal “coldwave” sound with haunting vocals, strong bass lines and straightforward machine drums. The album … Continue reading

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Penelope Houston’s “Muzzlers” at La Luz de Jesus

From April 7th through the 30th, La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents “Muzzlers (The Accused)” by Avengers frontwoman and solo artist, Penelope Houston. The exhibit is a series of diptych oil paintings of mugshots from the 1920s and ’30s that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” is a gorgeous Focus Features film based on the story of Antonina and Jan Żabińska, the owners of the Warsaw Zoo who rescued hundreds of people during the Holocaust. The screenplay by Angela Workman was adapted from Diane Ackerman’s book of … Continue reading

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