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.

Glamour Ghoul: The Story of Maila Nurmi and Vampira

“Glamour Ghoul: The Passions and Pain of the Real Vampira, Maila Nurmi” is an absorbing look at the woman behind the enduring character of Vampira. Based on journal entries, letters and oral testimony gathered by Nurmi’s niece, Sandra Neimi, the book … Continue reading

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“Asperfell” by Jamie Thomas: A Light, Gothic Fantasy Tale

“Asperfell,” the first of a new trilogy by Jamie Thomas, is an enjoyable fantasy about a young woman who must rescue a prince from a prison for mages (wizards), after the king has condemned magic and divided the kingdom of Tiralaen … Continue reading

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The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is a masterclass organization named after the Miskatonic University in H.P. Lovecraft’s stories (first appearing in “Herbert West – Reanimator”). Mostly run by volunteers, the classes are created and taught by writers, scholars, directors, … Continue reading

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L.A. Dance Shorts Film Festival: Virtual and Free!

Lovers of both dance and film can enjoy the 4th Annual L.A. Dance Shorts Film Festival from home this year on November 13th thru November 15th. The 2020 program features 34 international films, all FREE, but viewers can support the … Continue reading

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Ten Spots to Catch a Halloween Drive-In Movie

If you’re itching to watch a spooky flick or horror classic on a big screen, here are ten drive-in movie options for you to celebrate the season safely during this pandemic Halloween. You can play Poison’s “Talk Dirty To Me” … Continue reading

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Performative Pop-Ups Inside Laurie Shapiro’s “Take Me To The Color”

Los Angeles dancer/actress Olivia Mia Orozco brings her Performative Pop-Ups project to “Take Me To The Color,” the seven-room installation by Laurie Shapiro as a virtual exhibit from October 17th thru December 1st, and as a limited in-person experience on October … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Feminist Icon and Equal Rights Advocate

Co-written with Casey Lewis “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at age 87 on September 18, … Continue reading

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“The Dragon Prince” is a Win for Fantasy Fans of All Ages

“The Dragon Prince,” an animated series on Netflix, may be a family friendly show with some goofy humor, but adult fans of fantasy can also enjoy its detailed world, well-developed characters and sophisticated story. The computer animation by Bardel Entertainment … Continue reading

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Morrison Hotel Gallery’s Backstage Pass! Online Exhibition Includes Audio with Visuals

By Lucretia Tye Jasmine The Morrison Hotel Gallery presents an online exhibition of behind the scenes photographs of musicians and rock stars. “Backstage Pass” takes us where so many of us wish we could go, and where many of us … Continue reading

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Last Call: LA County Community Arts Impact Grant Program

By Casey Lewis The LA County Community Impact Arts Grant Program, also known as CIAG, provides financial support for community cultural arts programming throughout LA County. The grant’s mission is “to advance arts, culture, and creativity throughout Los Angeles County” … Continue reading

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