Tom Teicholz is an award winning journalist and producer who has created print, video and social media content for Intel, The Museum of Tolerance and The Milken Family Foundation; and whose work has appeared on The Huffington Post, Newsweek.com, The NY Times Magazine, and The LA Times Op-Ed page. He also has ghostwritten, edited and published essays, treatises and books for private clients.
Israeli novelist Yoram Kaniuk first grabbed my attention in 2006 when he wrote a series of diary entries about life in Tel Aviv during Israel’s war with Lebanon. Kaniuk, who will be appearing at American Jewish University on Sunday as part of the second annual Celebration of Jewish Books, painted a cranky portrait of himself […]Click here for reuse options!
If the bestseller charts are any indication, it’s become popular to condemn religion. Books such as Sam Harris’ “Letter to a Christian Nation” and “The End of Faith,” Richard Dawson’s “The God Delusion,” Christopher Hitchens’ “God Is Not Great” and Bill Maher’s soon-to-be-released film, “Religulous,” would have us see faith as antiquated, illogical and dangerous. […]Click here for reuse options!
Located at the intersection of 11th St. and Santa Monica Blvd., a striking modern building designed by Santa Monica architect Renzo Zecchetto sits on the site of a former elementary school playground and looks to have risen out of the ground sui generis, almost as if the Starship Enterprise had decided to dock in the […]Click here for reuse options!
August 12, 2008 Herb Gold, elder statesman of the Beat Generation, writes on By Tom Teicholz “Still Alive! (A Temporary Condition)” by Herbert Gold (Arcade, $25). Herbert Gold, who at 84 is among the elder statesmen of the Beat Generation, has a new book out, his 28th, a memoir titled “Still Alive! (A Temporary Condition).” […]Click here for reuse options!
The following opinion article appeared yesterday on the Op-Ed page of the Los Angeles Times: John Demjanjuk’s last appeal to avoid deportation was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court on May 19. The 88-year-old accused Nazi concentration camp guard was stripped of his citizenship and ordered sent to Ukraine, his birthplace; Poland, the locus of […]Click here for reuse options!
As everyone knows by now, Adam Sandler’s “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” dives in where few comedies have gone before: The Middle East conflict between Arabs and Jews. Hollywood has a long tradition of preferring onscreen Jews to be Semitic-lite (or even better, portrayed by non-Jews such as Gregory Peck in “Gentleman’s Agreement”). Sandler, […]Click here for reuse options!
What does it mean to be a Jew in a Post-Zionist world? For centuries, for Jews, the notion of living free in Zion was a dream. In Theodor Herzl’s famous essay, “The Jewish State,” the journalist and playwright transformed the dream of living in a Jewish state into a goal. “Next year in Jerusalem,” the […]Click here for reuse options!
William Shatner is God. And Pharaoh. And Moses, too. Just in time for Passover, the Jewish Music Group (a division of Shout Factory) has released “Exodus: An Oratorio in Three Parts,” performed by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. It is conducted by David Itkin, who created and composed the Oratorio, sung by baritone Paul Rowe and […]Click here for reuse options!
Dutton’s Brentwood Books, among the best-known and best-loved of Los Angeles’ independent bookstores, will close on April 30. It is hard not to take this as a sign of the times. Over the past few years many local independent bookstores have gone the way of the local movie theater, the local hardware store and the […]Click here for reuse options!
On Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 p.m., the WB will premiere â€œJust Legal.â€ Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the current home-run king of TV, this is no â€œC.S.I.â€ clone, but rather a one-hour drama with occasional comic moments that is about the beauty, the promise, the reality and the heartbreak that is the American legal system. […]Click here for reuse options!