Jewish Journal

What Survives From the Sixties

By Tom Teicholz

August 11, 2009 | 8:02 pm

Illustration by Dan Kacvinski

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... read full article

  • Vidiots

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 5, 2009 | 9:00 pm

    If you believe all the tech pundits, the future of home movie watching will be moving to “the cloud.” We’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...

  • Spies, Celebs, Classics and More —  Good Reads

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 17, 2009 | 3:33 pm

    Among the most daunting questions I’m often confronted with is: “What should I read next?”

    Recently, I traveled to the depths of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York for BookExpo 2009, the annual American Bookseller’s gathering, where I crisscrossed the...

  • Budapest Designer Melded Classical With Cutting Edge

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 6, 2009 | 6:51 pm

    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...


    By Tom Teicholz

    April 23, 2009 | 1:56 am

    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...

  • City of Images Gets Its Own Photography Scene

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 25, 2009 | 4:16 am

    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...

  • Laud the Life of Grauman, Hollywood’s Gold Standard

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 11, 2009 | 4:16 am

    Ever wonder how the movie industry went from five-cent nickelodeons in New York to the glamour of Hollywood with red carpet premieres and the highest of artistic aspirations? Or why a certain pagoda-like Hollywood movie theater in whose courtyard rest footprints of actors is one of...

  • Holocaust Movies: Winners and Losers

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 19, 2009 | 4:15 am

    Are Holocaust movies good for the Jews? Or even, for that matter, for society at large? 

    This year’s offerings include “Defiance,” a story of a group of Jews who were heroic resistance fighters; “The Reader,” a story of post-war revelation about a Nazi woman who beds down...

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