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.

‘Silencio’ Intrigues But Stumbles Over Its Magic Stone

“Silencio,” written and directed by Lorena Villarreal, is a film about the consequences of altering the past, unique in that the main character’s very existence is due to such an alteration. Ana (Melina Matthews) is a single mother and a … Continue reading

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Leave The Light On: 8 Creepy Books for Halloween Time

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Ahem, I mean Halloween. And while there are plenty of excellent, well-known horror novels out there for you to cuddle up with this season, here are eight creepy books that might not … Continue reading

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The 3rd Annual California Vegetarian Food Fest in Hollywood

The California Vegetarian Food Festival at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood last weekend was small but fun, with plenty of kombucha, tea and juice to help with the upper-80s heat. A CicLAvia event was peddling by just around the corner, as we … Continue reading

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California Vegetarian Food Festival This Weekend

Are you a veggiesaurus like me? Then perhaps I will see you at the California Vegetarian Food Festival this weekend (9/29-9/30) at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood! The festival is presented by U.S. Veg Corp and will be raising money for Best Friends … Continue reading

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‘We Have Always Lived In The Castle’ Comes To The Big Screen

“We Have Always Lived In The Castle” from Further Films is the first movie adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s slim, creepy 1962 novel of the same name. Directed by Stacie Passon and written by Mark Kruger, it premiered at the L.A. … Continue reading

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‘This Is (Not) L.A.’ at The Natural History Museum

If, like me, you’re a little tired of having to defend L.A. from people who like to call it shallow—and/or base their entire L.A. knowledge on one neighborhood—then you might be interested in a new book from Knock Knock called This … Continue reading

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“Highs and Lows” Double Feature Series Aims to Surprise You

A new film series starts this week at the Arena Cinelounge and The Montalban: “Highs and Lows” will screen double features of mainstream comedies paired with arthouse flicks. Designed to spark discussion about low-brow art and high-brow art, the pairings might surprise audiences by … Continue reading

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‘The Green Burial Guidebook’: Don’t Fear the Green Reaper

While I certainly haven’t spent much time dwelling on death, I have thought that when I die, I’d like to just decompose into the earth and “return to nature.” The idea seems more natural and useful – because I’d be … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Jim Henson Exhibition at The Skirball Center

Here are a few of the fun–and incredibly detailed–things to see at The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, currently showing at The Skirball Center. Catch it before it moves on after September 2, 2018. (Related post: The Wonderful World of Jim … Continue reading

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‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ Thrills on Both The Page and The Screen

“The Girl With All The Gifts” is an excellent book by M.R. Carey, who also wrote the screenplay for the equally good film version directed by Colm McCarthy. It’s the story of Melanie, a super-bright student in a strange army … Continue reading

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