Tom Teicholz
Santa Monica, CA tomteicholz.contently.com

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.

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A work by Niso Maman The Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon in Southern Israel, six miles from Gaza, is a 500-bed facility with an emergency room and a teaching hospital that treats Israelis and Palestinians. Qassam rockets launched from Gaza land so regularly on the building that the top two floors are kept unoccupied as […]

Tony Curtis was so famous, so iconic an American movie star that I don’t really need to tell you who he was. He was Tony Curtis, and he lived that role with childish delight, relishing where his life had taken him, and the pleasures and opportunities fame had afforded him. By the time he died […]

It’s been 10 years since my mother Eva Teicholz died on Sept. 22 – nine since I stood by her graveside at the unveiling. Since then, I have visited her grave in New Jersey on many occasions and have diligently observed days of mourning and lit memorial candles. I loved her dearly. But have I […]

Following last year’s cancellation of the original New York version of the series after a venerable 20-year run — a record matched in drama only by the classic Western “Gunsmoke” — a new spawn will appear this fall: “Law & Order: Los Angeles.” While some may dismiss this latest iteration of Dick Wolf’s procedural formula […]

Given that I haven’t been posting much lately, I thought perhaps I would fill the gap by publishing an interview I did for Andy Warhol’s Interview back in the early 1980s with Isaac Bashevis Singer, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. As I recall he was prickly but quite game — qualities evident […]

The recent news that Mel Gibson is no longer a client of William Morris Endeavor should come as no surprise. Many news and entertainment programs, including NBC’s “Today Show,” pegged the delisting to Gibson’s recent domestic assault allegations and tabloid leak of surreptitious tapes of racist rants he allegedly made, all arising from his custody […]

Violinist Joshua Bell. Photo by Timothy White Recently I sat down with violinist Joshua Bell to talk about being a classical music performer in the 21st century and a star in the age of iPods and auto-tuned performances. Bell, who will perform July 15 at the Hollywood Bowl, talked about how technology can enhance the […]

“Sons of Tucson” is a clever and subversive new sitcom about three sons who’ve fled to Tucson, Ariz., because their father was imprisoned for financial fraud. They then go on to recruit a ne’er-do-well, played by Taylor Labine (of “Reaper” fame), to pose as their father for school and other official purposes. The show is […]

TOMMYWOOD NOMINATED FOR TWO LA PRESS CLUB AWARDS! For Entertainment Reviews/ Criticism Column — For an essay on “Holocaust Movies: Winners & Losers” http://tommywood.com/2009/02/holocaust-movies-winners-losers.html and For Entertainment News or Feature for my profile on Ricky Jay, “Extraordinary Oddities” http://www.jewishjournal.com/holiday_preview/article/ricky_jay_offers_a_rogues_gallery_of_eccentric_entertainers_in_new_show_200/ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ARSHILE GORKY, A KINDRED SPIRIT “Self-Portrait,” 1937, oil on canvas, 55 x 23 7/8 in. […]

If  USC professor Josh Kun had his way, the Jewish people might not be known as “the People of the Book” but rather “the People of the Record.” “Bagels and Bongos,” Irving Fields Trio, Decca, 1959 Courtesy of Josh Kun and Roger Bennett “Jews on Vinyl,” curated by Kun and Roger Bennett, of the Charles […]

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