Reviews

Jeff Goldblum, left, and Leonard Nimoy "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"(1978).
UNITED ARTISTS
SCREENS

Celebration of the Body Snatchers

Philip Kaufman’s sci-fi masterpiece "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" celebrates pre-tech San Francisco’s soul.

Laurel Canyon News owner Desiree Levine holds up three of her favorite Los Angeles-based magazine
Laurel Canyon News
MEDIA

Read All About It: Laurel Canyon News

This quarter's hot picks for magazines about California and the West come from Laurel Canyon News owner Desiree Levine.

Upton Sinclair, militant international author and Socialist, who captured the Democratic nomination for Governor of California, reads a paper at a desk in 1934.
GETTY IMAGES
BOOKS

The Jungle of Politics

Upton Sinclair’s 1934 bid for California’s governorship has lessons for today.

Jobyna Ralston was the warm, spunky leading lady who inspired Harold Lloyd to unforgettable classic romantic gags, especially when she played a traveling show dancer and he played a sheriff’s son in his masterpiece “The Kid Brother.”
SCREENS

Down at the Farm, in L.A.

Harold Lloyd creates a buoyant rural fantasyland; Charles Burnett reveals the Deep South in South L.A.

“Revelations” melds modern dance, ballet, Broadway and African rituals to create an evocative story.
PAUL KOLNIK
DANCE

‘Revelations’ Revealed

In American dance, few works are as intimately wedded to their creator as “Revelations” and Alvin Ailey, which makes its way out West this Spring.

SOUNDS

10 California-based Podcasts

Consider our favorite picks for podcasts from and about California, including selections from Dax Shepard, San Quentin and the Newport Police Department.

SOURCES: Apple, Edison Research and Libsyn
SOUNDS

How We Listen Now: The Podcast Boom

As advertising brings in revenue, will listeners be left behind?