PLATFORM : Wretched Excess: Manson as Pop Idol PATRICIA TATE is the sister of actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered along with eight other people 24 years ago by followers of Charles Manson. She is a board member of the Doris Tate Crime Victims Bureau, a group that provides assistance for victims and their families. She comments on the controversy over rock group Guns N' Roses' recording of a song written by Manson: and
Sermon : On Lighting the Way to a Brighter Future STEVEN B. JACOBS and LEONARD JACKSON and IGNACIO CASTUERA, Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs is with Kol Tikvah Temple in Woodland Hills; the Rev. Leonard Jackson is associate minister of First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles, and the Rev. Ignacio Castuera is pastor of Hollywood United Methodist Church.
A Gender Bias in 'Short Cuts'? Debate Goes On : Men's Pain Has Been Overlooked WARREN FARRELL, Farrell, who holds a doctorate in political science from New York University, is the author of "Why Men Are the Way They Are" and the just published "The Myth of Male Power." Before becoming an advocate for males, he was active in feminist causes and served on the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Women in New York City in the 1970s. He lives in Encinitas. and
L.A. Directors Make a Difference TOM ALDERMAN, Alderman is Los Angeles-based stage director, author and media consultant, currently preparing to direct Bernard Slade's "Special Occasions" for the Pasadena Playhouse. and