RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Upton Sinclair

A collection of news and information related to Upton Sinclair published by this site and its partners.

Top Upton Sinclair Articles

Displaying items 37-48
  • L.A.'s Nostradamus

    THE science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein was born in Missouri, and his fiction was mostly set in the future and on distant planets. But there's no question that Heinlein — born 100 years ago this week — was one of Southern California's...
  • Palin's Big Oil infatuation

    I was water-skiing with my children in a light drizzle off Hyannis, Mass., last month when a sudden, fierce storm plunged us into a melee of towering waves, raking rain, painful hail and midday darkness broken by blinding flashes of lightning. As I...
  • Oscar likes to keep it real

    Oscar likes to keep it real
    " The Duchess." "W." " Changeling." " Defiance." "Frost/Nixon." "Milk." " Valkyrie." "Che." What do these films have in common, other than succinct titles? All are based on real people and events, and all happen to have release dates timed to award...
  • "Democracy's Prisoner," by Ernest Freeberg

    It all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and a dubious law to restrict liberties at home. Add to that scenario vast inequalities in wealth, high Immigration rates, scant regard for...
  • 'Blood' bond

    'Blood' bond
    PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON is one of a handful of auteurs who is actively evolving the cinematic language. Known for his nerve-jangling urban stories (set usually in the San Fernando Valley), his new film, "There Will Be Blood," is inspired by "Oil!," an...
  • The Chicago stockyards open

    The Chicago stockyards open
    For about a century, the Chicago Stockyards were one of the city's world-famous wonders, visited by princes and maharajahs and almost every tourist. "Not to see the Yards is to miss seeing Chicago," one guidebook noted. Most visitors marveled at the sight...
  • Sister Carrie

    Sister Carrie
    Frank Doubleday publishes Theodore Dreiser's novel that helps establish an enduring Chicago tradition: fiction in the raw, tawdry but compassionate. Published on this date, Theodore Dreiser's "Sister Carrie" was among the most auspicious debuts in...
  • 'There Will Be Blood'

    'There Will Be Blood'
    "THERE Will Be Blood," the joint venture between actor Daniel Day-Lewis and director Paul Thomas Anderson, might be the most incendiary combination since the Molotov cocktail. Though it can be over the top and excessive, this morality play set in the...
  • Scripters tap 'Atonement,' 'Wild,' 'Country,' 'Blood' and 'Zodiac'

    Scripters tap 'Atonement,' 'Wild,' 'Country,' 'Blood' and 'Zodiac'
    The author-screenwriter teams behind "Atonement," "Into the Wild," "No Country for Old Men," "There Will Be Blood" and "Zodiac" have been named finalists for the 2008 USC Libraries Scripter Award. Scripter is presented annually by the USC Libraries to...
  • National critics society draws 'Blood'

    National critics society draws 'Blood'
    “There Will be Blood,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic tale of oil, power and greed, was named best picture of 2007 Saturday by the National Society of Film Critics. The complex and ambitious adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s “Oil!” also won best director for...
  • Digging up dirt

    THE APPEAL By John Grisham Doubleday, 368 pages, $27.95 John Grisham sometimes seems less a literary personality than a force of nature -- his books a showy kind of regularly reoccurring natural phenomenon, a sort of Halley's comet between hard covers....
  • Using architecture as a stage-setter for what progress leaves behind

    Using architecture as a stage-setter for what progress leaves behind
    With the possible exception of certain underwater adventures and outer-space stories, pretty much every movie relies on architectural symbolism, finding in the house where the hero lives, the saloon he drinks in or the city streets he caroms through in...