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.
â€œHowâ€™s it going?â€ As a tough year ended and a new decade began, it seemed a fair question. While The New York Times has looked to bowling alley attendance as a gauge of our nationâ€™s condition, I turned to Jonathan Greenstein and his recent auction of silver Jewish ritual art, or Judaica, to determine the […]Click here for reuse options!
History often seems to take place on a stage distant from our own experience – yet the exhibition “Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968,” which opened at the Skirball on Nov. 19, reminds us that even our recent past can deliver a strong message for our times. “Road to Freedom” is […]Click here for reuse options!
When the German forces surrendered to the Allies in May 1945, World War II in Europe ended. However, for the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, the trauma of what they endured wasn’t over. For many, the effects lingered on in ways large and small, noticeable and not, often in ways their families came to know. […]Click here for reuse options!
“If there’s music in a movie,” said Robert Kraft, president of Fox Music, “whether on screen, or underscore, or someone is playing guitar in a scene, I’m involved.” That includes the decisions concerning music at every level. “How it’s paid for, is it creatively appropriate to the film, is it legal, is it focused on […]Click here for reuse options!
The summer of 1969 was host to a pair of historic events – the moon landing and the Woodstock festival – that seemed to define the ’60s. As we revisit those events this summer, it is fair to ask: What did they mean, what did they accomplish and what parts of the ’60s have meaning […]Click here for reuse options!
If you believe all the tech pundits, the future of home movie watching will be moving to â€œthe cloud.â€ Weâ€™re already well on the way to where Netflix DVDs will no longer arrive in the mail and sit, unwatched, on an entryway table. Soon all films and many reruns of TV shows will be downloaded […]Click here for reuse options!
Among the most daunting questions Iâ€™m often confronted with is: â€œWhat should I read next?â€ Recently, I traveled to the depths of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York for BookExpo 2009, the annual American Booksellerâ€™s gathering, where I crisscrossed the convention floor, Indiana Jones-like, to gather publishersâ€™ catalogues and advance-reader copies of […]Click here for reuse options!
Lajos Kozma. Photo courtesy Szalon Can a piece of furniture convey the story of Hungarian Jewry or reveal the genius of a little-known master? The story of a career undercut by anti-Semitism and cut short by death? This weekend’s “Legends of La Cienega Design Walk” (May 7-9) offers a celebration of design through lectures, panel […]Click here for reuse options!
Who knew? Who knew that basketball has a storied Jewish past, or that a non-sports guy like me would ever read, no less enjoy, a book about baseball umpires, Bruce Weber’s “As They See ‘Em” (Scribner, 2009)? Maybe it’s because Passover is a time of miracles – or is that Chanukah? Or Purim? Or the […]Click here for reuse options!
Los Angeles has long held a fascination with the visual; beholden to looks, surfaces and images, it is a city where even the buildings seem to strike a pose. So it might seem surprising that until now, there’s never been an institution here devoted to photography. But that all changes this week with the opening […]Click here for reuse options!