Jewish Journal

  • Bradenton, Florida: Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

    By Richard Bangs

    December 24, 2013 | 6:19 pm

    Oh, the places they stole.

    Four times this year I've been to the canals of Venice, without ever setting foot in Italy. In Vegas, Macau, Qatar and where I live, Venice, California, there are facsimiles of the famous waterways, only cleaner, shinier, and without the creases of... read on

  • Walking With Polar Bears

    By Richard Bangs

    December 3, 2013 | 8:16 am

    You can't drive here; you can't boat here; you can't even walk here... you'd be eaten. We're somewhere in the back end of nowhere, some 300 kilometers from the closest paved road; 1500 kilometers from the nearest Whole Foods. If you cry wolf here, everyone believes you.


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