Crocodile tears for James Garner

by Stuart Goldman -- A great sadness swept over the nation at the death of actor James Garner on July 19, at his home in Brentwood, California. Papers, magazines (and, of course, more…

The heart of a champion

by Stuart Goldman -- I've only cried twice at a public sporting event. And both times, I watched a hero of mine – Muhammad Ali – lose a fight. The first time more…

On cowardice

by Stuart Goldman -- Everyone considered him the "Coward of the County" He never stood one single time to prove the county wrong His mama named him Tommy, the folks just called more…

Recollections of a cult member

by Stuart Goldman -- I think it only fair that If I am going to use this column as a launching point for discussing my personal account about my transition from Jew more…

Music addiction and living in silence

by Stuart Goldman -- "I just can't live without my music!" How many times have you heard a friend or acquaintance say that? And on the face of it, it sounds perfectly more…

The curse of the Wiccans

by Stuart Goldman -- "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." – Exodus 22:18 In 1985, I was living at the house of my aunt, Bella, in Silverlake California. Of all more…

Tabloidized! Charles Manson's 'parole'

by Stuart Goldman -- On Sunday, June 8, a luncheon I was attending was broken up by the screeching voice of a woman who had just burst into the room. "Did you more…

Confessions of a Bruce Lee addict

by Stuart Goldman -- (Editor's note: This is the first in a four-part series.) The line at the Mann's Chinese Theatre waiting to see "Transcendence" – the latest Johnny Depp film – more…