Connie Bruck

Connie Bruck wrote feature stories for the Reader from 1973 through 1977. Bruck also wrote for The American Lawyer, The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker. Her books on Lew Wasserman and MCA, Steve Ross and Time Warner, Drexel Burnham, and junk bonds are widely available.

Articles by Connie Bruck

Holy Week in San Diego: our mish-mash of Christianity

Medical look at Christ's crucifixion, City Rescue Mission, Carmelite nuns, Dorman Owens, Mother Teresa, Antiochian Orthodox

Medical explanation of Christ's crucifixion and other Easter stories The severe scourging, with its intense pain and appreciable blood loss, most probably left Jesus in a preshock state. Moreover, hematidrosis had rendered his skin particularly ...

Explorer scouts help LAPD make busts

Kids as cops

WE HAVE pulled over to the side of the road, primed for transgression. As usual on a Friday night, latecomers for “Laserium” at the Griffith Park Observatory are parking their cars further and further down ...

Vows of enclosure: Carmelite nuns in Normal Heights

A separate peace

The night before I was to visit the Discalced Carmelite Monastery in Normal Heights, I called a friend, feeling anxious and full of misgivings. This story was not my idea, I complained, but the editor’s ...

Loma Portal nudity healthier than Carol Doda era in San Francisco

Body Shop

Could one of these girls walk into a place like the Voyager over on Harbor Island, and act like a lady?

Combo Bravo? Combo Boo?

San Diego's arts funding umbrella

The curtain rises, and a young man dressed as an Elizabethan page walks to the center of the stage. He unrolls a long parchment scroll with gold lettering, and proclaims: "Let's welcome here this night ...

Serious witches in San Diego

Black priest Bill Lyres, Force off Mission Gorge Rd., Katie and Gerri near downtown, Logan in Hillcrest

Force claimed he had played a role, witch-wise, in the indictment of San Diego's former Mayor Curran and his staff, in the Yellow Cab Scandal.

More House commune funded by real estate inflation

this For example, this Rancho Santa Fe Spanish mansion, built by Frank Morgan who played the Wizard in the Wizard of Oz.

“What more could I want?” asked Barbara. “I have a mansion, a pool, a butler, a maid, my old man, my kids, limousines. I live the the people I love. I never have to do any housework, I only cook a meal if I feel like it!"

San Martin used to be the dump for all Tijuana

Tiny shacks raised off ground with tires

We sit in the outer room of the Clinica San Martin, trading words like amulets. Each one, an additive charm, wards off the silence of estrangement, builds bridges of humor at the difficulty of our ...

Encanto's Apostolic Prayer Temple, house of exaltation

Jesus is so real you could call him on the phone

"I want to testify." A large black woman in blue-flowered dress stands swaying slightly, heavily, "I want to thank God for coming with me on this journey..." her voice trails off, and her body becomes ...