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.

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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The Wonderful World of Jim Henson at The Skirball Center

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited has arrived in L.A! Whether you were impatiently waiting or didn’t even know about it, here is some info: It’s a traveling interactive exhibit that includes 25 classic puppets and over a hundred other items … Continue reading

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Quirky Neo-Noir Short Film “North Crescent Drive”

“North Crescent Drive” is an independent short film directed by and starring Raymond Parker, currently making the rounds at festivals like the Independent Filmmakers Showcase and the California International Shorts Festival. Self-aware neo-noir with a touch of humor, it’s the … Continue reading

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Rick Bartow at The Autry Museum: “Things You Know But Cannot Explain”

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park celebrates the late Native American artist Rick Bartow (1946-2016) with a major retrospective May 12, 2018 through January 6, 2019. Entitled Things You Know But Cannot Explain, the exhibit includes large paintings, drawings, and sculptures from over … Continue reading

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