Upton Sinclair

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2012

    Media Mail: Printed Literary Matters. No, I Mean it Matters!

    The ostensible purpose of this cheerful weekly blog post is evangelizing on behalf of Orange County reading, writing, literary culture, according to The Bibliofella. Sometimes your humble (not) blogger's reach is pretty wide, solipsistic, a stretch but then again writing about my two favorite subjec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Radical Labor History Walking Tour in San Pedro this Saturday!

    The South Bay town of San Pedro is more than just Ports O'Call, messy shrimp, and tasty garlic bread. The place where 'the ghetto meets the sea' is also, more importantly, home to some of Southern California's most radical labor history dating back to the early 20th century. Famed rebel crooner J ... More >>

  • Film

    December 24, 2009
  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009

    Los Duggans

    Juke Joint

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    "Food Inc." Opens At Edwards University: A Review of the Film

    Food Inc. puts forth a lot of information, some of which I already knew:  - Corn and its derivates inhabit just about everything we buy from the supermarket. - Factory farming leads to crowded feed lots where cows stand in their own feces and to lightless henhouses where chickens bred to grow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    To Do This Weekend 5/22 - 5/24

    Singing Jailbirds: The Musical, Fri., May 22 thru Sun., May 31, 8 p.m.The new production titled, Upton Sinclair's Singing Jailbirds: The Musical, will feature a large cast of performers. The story is set in 1920's San Pedro, the Port Town of Los Angeles amid the demonstrations of union activists du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Coming Soon To A Theater Near You: Dueling Food Documentaries

    While the Eric Schlosser's book, Fast Food Nation, was hailed as a muckraking expose on the food industry in the same mold as Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, I thought it failed as a film.  Here now is Food Inc., made by Robert Kenner, produced by the people behind Inconvenient Truth, repackaged from ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    Big Mac

    Bill McKibbon

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    NBFF: That's a wrap for 2008

    I've been hesitant to write the final blog post in the festival because doing so would acknowledge that it's over. But all things must pass. And if you gotta go out, go out with a blowout: the closing night party concluded with a massive electricity blackout at the Lido and surrounding area. Since t ... More >>

  • Film

    January 3, 2008

    California Burning

    An epic gusher, Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood strikes oiland then some

  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    There's the Beef

    Richard Linklaters ensemble polemic may just turn you off burgers for good

  • Columns

    June 15, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Burning Down the House: Al Gore lights our fire

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Gunkist Oranges

    Wonder why Orange County trembles whenever its Mexicans protest? Welcome to the Citrus War of 1936, the most important event in Orange County history youve never heard of

  • Culture

    March 17, 2005

    Loose Change

    Nickel and Dimed is better read than staged

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Beefer Madness

    Eric Schlosser talks Taco Bell, mad cow, Bush

  • Columns

    May 15, 2003
  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Hatching a revolution

    How Chapman U. Produced a Socialist Student Leader

  • Features

    September 14, 2000

    A Penile Postscript

    Hanging out with Jim Washburn

  • Features

    November 25, 1999
  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Hail, Caesar Salad

    Budget's stuck, so Wilson scrambles for egg bill