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This Week’s Sanity Report for Israel New Year Sept. 25, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report for Israel New Year Sept. 25, 2022 n recent weeks newsletter readers cannot fail to have noticed that Israel has been calling out to the world to adopt the many life-changing and life-saving innovations that its citizens ha

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We Are Back: This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 19, 2022

We Are Back: This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 19, 2022 Two prominent themes in this week’s positive Israel newsletter are sustainable Israeli food technology and more life-changing innovations from the minds of Israelis. Following l

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UNPACKED: Watch – When Did Judaism Become a Religion?

UNPACKED: Watch – When Did Judaism Become a Religion? Throughout the ages, people have debated whether Judaism is a religion, a culture, or a nationality…and where Israel fits into the mix. In fact, the Jewish experience encompasses all of these.

Politics | Opinion

Whitlock: Beyoncé is a poor replacement for Aretha Franklin

Whitlock: Beyoncé is a poor replacement for Aretha Franklin

Books | Books

Disco’s Out… Murder’s In! 2016

Famous for its revolutionary aspects in musical, political, sexual identity and consumerist ideas, punk rock also has its lesser-known gangster ethos as well, explained here by players in the various punk gangs in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Sout

Music | Music

The Jam - Made In Britain (FULL) 2002 Radio Documentary

2002 radio documentary tells the story of The Jam. Narrated by Jonathan Ross and featuring Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler with contributions from...

Politics | Op-Ed

The Identity Cult: On the mass conversion of our institutions

Linking to a Sesame Street celebration of “Latinx culture,” Antonio García Martínez, sharpest wit on Twitter, wrote last fall: “One of the great mysteries is how every elite institution, from universities to corporations to media to even Sesame Street, all spontaneously coalesced on the same narrow set of values all of a sudden.”

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Pay Attention to Internal Warning Signals & Red Flags | Workplace Coach Blog

New job landmines; pay attention to internal warning signals & red flags

Politics | Opinion

Gen X is running the world — and nobody even realized it

Last weekend’s Super Bowl Halftime Show confirmed what most of us have known for a while.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Winning the Talent War: What Employers Need to Understand | Workplace Coach Blog

winning the war for talent; solutions and strategies that enable employers to win

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 19, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 19, 2021 The astounding Israeli medical achievements this week include breakthroughs in treating brain diseases, cancer, wounds, glaucoma, infections, deafness and blindness. Israelis have given aid to the

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How Employers Can Lure Employees Back to the Office - Workplace Coach Blog

How employers can lure back to the workplace; pragmatic suggestions employers & HR can implement today

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Punk Jews - Full Movie

Profiling Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African-American Jewish activists and more, Punk Jews explores an emerging movement of provocateu...

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 17, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 17, 2021 the highlights include:  An Israeli startup can test whether a recovering cancer patient needs chemotherapy. Israelis are aiding and rescuing trapped Afghans. An Israeli has been elected President

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Arianna Huffington On the Opportunity Cost of Outrage Culture

From climate change to racial injustice, there are real, urgent crises that need our attention more than the latest outrage of the day.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

What other countries are told is "American"

The weird world of "American style" foods and products.SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/jjmccullough?sub_confirmation=1FOLLOW ME:????????Support me on Patreon!...

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Yes, We're Calling It Hispanic Heritage Month And We Know It Makes Some Of You Cringe

Opinions around the word Hispanic versus Latino or the newer Latinx are rooted in personal experiences. Here's a look at how more than 62 million people in the U.S. fall under the Hispanic umbrella.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 19, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 19, 2021 The new Jewish year 5782 is a Sabbatical year when observant Israeli farmers allow their fields to rest. However, as this newsletter shows, there is certainly no rest for Israeli researchers, medi

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Thane Rosenbaum – The Eclipse of Jewish Cultural Power

Thane Rosenbaum – The Eclipse of Jewish Cultural Power SAPIR: A Journal of Jewish Conversations Culture, true culture, breathes life into societies — launching ideas, sparking conversations, changing minds, expanding horizons, stilling hearts.

Psychology | Psychology

No, Jews Aren’t White - Liel Leibovitz, Commentary Magazine

Many years ago, I moved from my native Israel to New York, and because I had no cash and no clue, I spent my days helping out at a friend’s hardware store.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 15, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 15, 2021 This newsletter always contains true to life positive news articles from Israel. This issue is packed full of life-saving examples. They include successful coronavirus treatments, UV sterilizing, a

Humor | Humor

White vs Mexicans BBQ | MrChuy FT The Crazy Gorilla

I, MrChuy, finally did a collab with the one and only The Crazy Gorilla! You guys all wanted it, and here it is! White Vs Mexican BBQs!! PART 2 IS NOW LIVE! ...

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UNPACKED Watch: How Israel Reshaped Jewish Culture

UNPACKED Watch: How Israel Reshaped Jewish Culture Many Americans define their Judaism culturally rather than religiously. But with Israeli-Jewish influences becoming increasingly prominent, is there still a role for American-Jewish cultural life in the f

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With Just 1/3 of Voters 'Woke' Why Are We Taking a Knee to Totalitarianism?

A recent survey taken of one-thousand American voters revealed that under one-third of them consider themselves “woke.” This leads to the...

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 11, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 11, 2021 This week’s newsletter title reflects Israeli work to provide clean water to Africa, America and the River Jordan. But it is even more refreshing to see Israelis continue to produce a torrent

Sports | Sports

RIVALS: Bareknuckle Boxing Meets MMA in Calcio Storico - VICE World of Sports

In Florence, history is honored when fresh blood is spilled in an ancient game.WATCH NEXT: Africa's Boxing Hotbed - https://vice.video/2CjZBkOSubscribe to VI...

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2021 Israel goes way beyond what should be expected of any nation of comparable size and population. This week’s medical highlights include therapy for “incurable” wounds and diseases,

News | The News

LA Times Writer Angry “Friends” Reunion Wasn’t More Diverse

The Los Angeles Times would like the show “Friends” to go back in time and retroactively feature a more diverse cast. “It should have been subtitled, 'The

Politics | Hollywood Propaganda

Hollywood Is Down With The Clowns, Produces 127 Woke TV Show Episodes Promoting BLM, Systemic Racism, and Defund the Police

Another Communist Goal Achieved
Goal number 21 of the 1963 communist goals is, “Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.” Well done, komrades....

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

A History of Iron-On Transfers for T-Shirts | Mental Floss

The colorful, fun, and sometimes lurid decals were all the rage in the 1960s and 1970s. They also gave kids a chance to play with a hot iron.

Politics | Op-Ed

Those Who Hold Power Today Are Those Who Claim Powerlessness

Faisal Hussain is not oppressed. He is a member of the new elite. He has an art show featured at a respected gallery, although his work has no artistic value.

Music | Music

Teddy Boys, Mods, Skinheads, Punks, Youth Culture

Never Mind the Bollocks London Calling England Britain Rock and roll 1950's 60's 70's 80's Music Quadrophenia 1979 "The Who" Skinheads Mods Teddy Boys Rocka...

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 12, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 12, 2021 Due to the Passover festival and additional circumstances, the newsletter is shorter than usual. Apologies if I have omitted any articles sent to me recently. I wiill try to include them in a subs

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

How I See the US After Living Abroad for 15 Years [CULTURE SHOCK]

How I see the US after living abroad as an expat for so many years - pros, cons, and reverse culture shock. What's your opinion on living in the US vs Europe...

Music | Music

The Curious War Between Punks and Ronald Reagan

A new book on American punk paints the movement as the last gasp of left-wing cultural resistance in the 1980s.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 14, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 14, 2021This week’s positive Israel newsletter is full of Israeli innovations and activities that benefit the planet. They include positive coronavirus vaccination information, Covid-19 treatments an

Politics | Politics

NPR says “no” to guilt-free world music. | City Journal

For the woke, every silver cloud has a dark lining. Take the recent interview of music historian Jonathan Ward by Ari Shapiro on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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11 insider insults sailors say to each other - We Are The Mighty

Sailors have unique ways to get under each other's skin. A comment that may seem harmless to an outsider might be a jab to a shipmate. Just add the word "SHIPMATE" to the insult to take it to the next level. Consider yourself warned an…

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights, dead at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, publisher, painter and pivotal figure to the Beats and about...

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat Poet And Small Press Publisher, Dies At 101

In 1956, Ferlinghetti published the first edition of Allen Ginsberg's Howl. According to one critic, his greatest accomplishments were fighting censorship and starting a small press revolution.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Rebellion and rock ‘n’ roll: The Sunset Strip in the ’60s

How go-go dancing teens—and the underage clubs that embraced them—turned the Strip technicolor.

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UNPACKED – How Israel Reshaped Jewish Culture

UNPACKED – How Israel Reshaped Jewish Culture   Many Americans define their Judaism culturally rather than religiously. But with Israeli-Jewish influences becoming increasingly prominent, is there still a role for American-Jewish cultural life

Politics | Interesting Links

Great American Clint Eastwood Marks a Milestone

On May 31, Clint Eastwood will turn 91, but 2021 also marks another milestone for the actor and director, active since the 1950s. In 1971, after making a name…

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson Provides Sage Advice But Only One Side Listens

Victor Davis Hanson provides an excellent summary of political divisions in the U.S. after the riots at the Capitol. Only one side of the aisle is listening.

Politics | Op-Ed

Do Black Lives Matter in the White Elite’s Civil War?

Sasha Johnson, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, tweeted the last day of 2020 her highest hope as a black nationalist: “The white man will not be our…

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Defenders of Civilization? - American Greatness

The year 2020 witnessed a long series of writs lodged against an America beset with plague, quarantine, recessions, riot and arson, and the most contested…

Politics | Op-Ed

A New Year Will Not Bring Relief - American Greatness

It is hard not to be happy about the end of 2020. Many people have said it has been the worst year ever, both personally and for the country. How could the next…

Entertainment | Culture/Art

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Podcasting Tiki, Cocktails, Exotica, Hawaiiana, Lowbrow, Surf & More!

Travel | Travel

First Impressions Inside Hasidic Jewish Community | NYC ???????? (Ep. 1)

Join me as we dive into a serious cultural awakening inside of one of New York's Hasidic Jewish communities. This was an eye-opener, and not at all what I ex...

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

NYC Is Dead Forever. Here’s Why

"But NYC always always bounces back." No. Not this time.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Mods, mods, we are the mods, mod weekender in Brighton!

The end of August brings with it sunshine, rain and mods of course! Each year, mods are back in town, and Latest TV follows them to all the mod hotspots to r...

Politics | Politics

How The Political Behavior Of Black And Jewish Americans Became Their Cultural Identity

Jewish and black voters have proven to be astonishingly reliable supporters of the Democratic Party, even when it conflicts with their interests.

Politics | Op-Ed

Victor Davis Hanson: Our Summer of Cultural Suicide

Professional sports, universities, and the motion-picture industry all know that what they are doing is bad for business. They also are ignorant of history and cannot be persuaded that they are destroying themselves.

News | The News

National Museum Of African American History: Valuing ‘Hard Work,’ Being ‘Polite,’ ‘Objectivity’ All ‘Aspects’ Of ‘Whiteness

Literature from the National Museum of African American History & Culture says concepts like valuing hard word and time, and being polite and objective are all aspects of whiteness or white culture in the United States. “The National Museum of A

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Slang words from the 1950s that we should bring back - Insider

Slang is an ever-changing thing — but here are 10 slang terms from the 1950s that we think deserve a comeback in 2020.

Miscellaneous | Education

And Now a UCLA Crucifix for Prof. Gordon Klein Along Academia’s Appian Way | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.

There is a tragically moving scene at the end of the fabulous epic film Spartacus, where we see that the Romans...

Psychology | Future of Work

The Office Is Far Away. Can Its Culture Survive?

Bosses fear that if remote working arrangements last much longer that relationships will fray and innovation may suffer.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Mai-Kai Cocktail Guide

Updated April 27, 2020 NEW: The Atomic Grog joins The Trader Brandon Transmissions Don’t miss our Tiki Tuesday chat April 28 with Brandon Kleyla on his Instagram page. UPDATED: MAI-KAI GALLON…

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Ian Glaubinger "Tiki Bars Across the USA" Print (Timed Release)

4-color screenprint on French Paper Parcel Wrap Kraft18 x 24 inchesnumbered (edition size TBD)**this is a timed edition, therefore the edition size will be determined by how many prints sell in a 72-hour period This print will be available for sale Apr

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020 Although Israel has closed its international borders to counter the coronavirus, Israelis continue with their life-enhancing activities and innovative developments. These include medical breakthro

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020 The coronavirus is currently one of the top “bad news” stories, but Israel is busy countering it – there are seven relevant articles in this week’s positive Israel newslette

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020 This week’s newsletter is full of examples of Israeli individuals and innovations going above and beyond what previously was imaginable. Controlling a single cell, decoding brain signals and

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Downtown’s Broadway poised to be first LA street to ban cars

A 1.5-mile stretch would be open to pedestrians, bikes, scooters, and buses—but not private vehicles.

Politics | Op-Ed

Enough Of Hollywood’s Vapid, Hypocritical Girl Power Schtick

Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was quite possibly the greatest display of heroism since D-Day. I may, in fact, be underselling it. After all, the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy were wearing gauche, cliched uniforms. At least the actor

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020 The highlights include: A new treatment may be a future cure for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Microsoft Israel is developing an app to help patients find clinical trials. WIZO celebrates

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 2, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 2, 2020 Israel is essential for maintaining the safety and smooth-running of governments, world economies, global health systems, multinationals and more. This week’s newsletter includes recent news o

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020 The highlights include: A new Israeli treatment could be a cure for Type 2 diabetes. An Israeli wristband device treats irregular heartbeats. A government leadership program for children of Israeli

Politics | Hollywood Propaganda

Freeform's 'The Bold Type' Lectures Against 'Toxic Masculinity' via Woke Female SJWs

As we usher in the new year, we also get to usher in Hollywood’s many liberal shows that have come back from their winter break. Freeform’s The Bold Type is definitely at the top of the list of leftist agenda-driven shows, and Thursday’s episode “Legends

Politics | Op-Ed

The Abuse of Men Has to Stop

Men have been left out in the cold too long.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 19, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 19, 2020 The earth-shattering Israeli innovations and activities in this week’s newsletter are again making a global impact. The US and UK have adopted new Israeli medical devices and have invited doz

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

Why Ricky Gervais’s Criticism of Hollywood Is So Satisfying | Psychology Today

Ricky Gervais’ message may resonate because he calls out entitlement, self-importance, and moral hypocrisy.

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

The Narcissism and Grandiosity of Celebrities | Psychology Today

Here is a thought: Entertain us at the movies and in concert halls, and leave the science for scientists.

Politics | Gender Insanity

'Saved By The Bell' Revival Casts Biological Male to Play 'Most Popular Girl in School'

Did you know that a revival of Saved By The Bell was in development? If you're a nineties child like me, you probably watched the show more than you care to admit. It's been a while since we've heard any news about the revival since it was announced in Se

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 29, 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 29, 2019 Many of the latest Israeli discoveries, innovations and activities can only be described as “miraculous”. They include new molecules that promise cures for Lupus, cancer, age-related di

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 22, 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 22, 2019 The highlights include: Trials of an Israeli treatment for pancreatic cancer have already extended lives. School students brought their teacher back to life with CPR. The UN heard about Israeli equ

Politics | Op-Ed

What Good Is Cheaper Stuff If It Comes At The Expense Of Community?

Should we be so eager to destroy communities for cheap consumer goods? Perhaps a little less efficiency in capital allocation wouldn't be so bad, after all.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The Only Thing Marvelous About Season Three’s Mrs. Maisel Is Her Selfishness

Midge Maisel’s brand of enlightenment clearly involves placing her own desires above the needs and wants of those she has a duty to put first.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

How the Loss of the Landline Is Changing Family Life

The shared phone was a space of spontaneous connection for the entire household.

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 9, 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 9, 2019 The Highlights Include: Israeli researchers have discovered a new way to destroy pancreatic tumors. A Tel Aviv conference featured the latest life-saving Israeli medical technology. Israeli technolo

Entertainment | Culture/Art

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By locals, for locals.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

X doesn't mark the spot: As Millennials and Baby Boomers feud, a generation is left out

Generation X has largely earned a reputation for being disconnected politically, and is overshadowed by the older Baby Boomers and the younger Millennials.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Nov 24, 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov 24, 2019 The highlights include: Doctors can now repair knees using Israeli-developed artificial cartilage. Israel received a humanitarian award for its aid to Puerto Rica. An Israel-developed herbicide cont

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 17 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 17 2019 The highlights include: A new Israeli treatment successfully protected six severely ill sepsis patients. An Israeli emergency paramedic delivered 3 babies in 48 hours. Israeli heart surgeons saved 8

Entertainment | Culture/Art

THE FENCE | Award Winning Short Film

Set on the rough and ready streets of 1980's Bristol. This Short follows a council estate boy and his scoundrel friends as they rip through the estates. Moto...

Politics | Op-Ed

The Derangement Syndromes of Our Time – American Greatness

In the absence of religion, patriotism, and traditions of family and community, people have found new ideologies to absorb their passions.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

L.A. Taco - Celebrating The Taco Lifestyle in Los Angeles

We are completely obsessed with Los Angeles, and introduce you to the best tacos, art, music, and people.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Tiki bar 'boom': What's behind the latest revival in metro Detroit?

Tiki bars have come and gone, but the latest iteration of tiki, in metro Detroit at least, swings in favor of the fun and frivolous, a balm after the professorial stylings of the classic cocktail revival of the last decade.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Finding America at a Back-Roads Gas Station – American Greatness

DICKERSON, Md.—Everything happens for a reason.

At least that's what people tell you when your plans go south.

Driving from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., recently, I did as I nearly always do: I clicked the "avoid highways" option on Google Maps and c

Entertainment | Celebrities!

Celebrities on Planes in the 1970s: The Photos

In these photographs from the same decade—when air travel wasn't the nightmare it is today—​movie stars and musicians relax, party, and pose on their private jets.

Politics | Op-Ed

The Conventional Wisdom About Millennial Suffering Is A Myth

Despite a sense of unearned victimhood, millennials haven't had it harder than those who came before them. In most ways, the opposite is true.

Politics | Politics

Middle-Class Americans Are Sick of Elite Privilege - The Atlantic

If Democrats want to address simmering middle-class anger, they need to deliver justice.

Travel | Israeli Culture

From Small Marketplaces to the Culinary Markets: The Evolution of Food in Israel

When did cooks become chefs and then cultural idols? When did we become so addicted to food and cooking blogs? How did breakfast become a culinary event?...

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

How To Combat Our Culture’s Rampant Self-Supremacy Problem

The terms self-supremacy and self-supremacist capture the intent and the ultimate agenda of power elites. Self-supremacists are control freaks.

Travel | Travel

Things Americans didn't realize were American until they went abroad - INSIDER

Cultural differences can lead to moments of confusion for Americans traveling abroad. Here are 10 things that have surprised Americans outside the US.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

We’re Jews, We’re Not White, We Define Ourselves | Jewish Journal

Last Sunday, I took my son Alexander, 9, to hear a performance of the Hebrew Choir Festival, which “aims to promote Hebrew as the common global Jewish language.” He didn’t want to go — it was a gorgeous afternoon — but I increasingly prioritize stuff like this.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Dershowitz: Jews Must Never Be Afraid to Use Their Well-Earned Power

No other group is ever accused of having too much power and influence. That false claim – dating back to times and places where Jews had little or no influence – is an anti-Semitic trope that tells us more about the anti-Semites who invoke it that it

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Now they call us ‘White Jews’: A new American antisemitism

If you remain silent when you hear the term “white Jews,” you are not doing your part to stop this creeping hatred.

Politics | Woke Insanity

PETA Strikes Again: Stop Using 'Anti-Animal Language'

On Tuesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) issued a tweet calling for human beings to stop using “anti-animal language” and using “speciesism” in conversations. PETA demanded some changes to everyday language, including:

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

The Story Of 'Whittier Blvd.,' A Song And Place Where Latino Youth Found Each Other

One of the first Chicano rock bands, Thee Midniters were often called East L.A.'s Beatles. Their instrumental track "Whittier Blvd." was a regional smash that pointed to a coming cultural movement.

Politics | Woke Insanity

This New Study About The Unpopularity Of Political Correctness Will Shock You | Daily Wire

On Wednesday, Yascha Mounk, lecturer on government at Harvard University, wrote a fascinating piece for The Atlantic regarding a new study from Stephen Hawkins, Daniel Y

Politics | Op-Ed

Stop Apologizing for Our History | National Review

Today’s ill-informed critics of Churchill would be speaking German if he had not led the fight against Hitler.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Sitting Next To Your Spouse In An Orthodox Synagogue

On separate seating in the synagogue

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Journey to the Moral Center of "Bro"

I've been thinking about Brad a lot lately, ever since I watched the Netflix hit rom-com, To All The Boys I've Loved Before, based on the book of the same name by Jenny Han. I felt I needed to know: Why do I care so much? Why now? Why this bro?

Politics | Interesting Links

Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

Is Islam a religion of peace? Is it compatible with Western liberalism? Or does Islam need a reformation, just as Christianity had the Protestant Reformation...

Politics | Op-Ed

Is Diversity Really Our Strength? | National Review

Every successful experiment in diversity requires commonality.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Online Museum Is Preserving 'Endangered' Sounds for Future Generations | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Politics | Op-Ed

How to Think about Privilege | National Review

Progressives misuse the term “white” as a catch-all for everything they dislike.

Miscellaneous | Other Interesting Stories

7 awkward situations people didn't have to worry about 30 years ago

Awkward moments are a given if you're a human being who works, dates, and has friends. But some of the most awkward situations possible have to do with digital technology and would have been unimaginable to previous generations.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

The Colorful History of the Rowdies, Radicals and Ruffians of Ocean Beach

Grassroots and Progressive views on local, national and world news

News | The News

Generation Shapiro | National Review

Shapiro is someone that both Trump’s right-leaning opponents and right-minded friends respect.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Defining Tiki – An Observation

Disclaimer: This subject has been very hot-button in many social media forums as of late. The statements in this blog are the opinions of the writer. Tiki has experienced a resurgency of sorts with…

News | The News

LES FEMMES - THE TRUTH: On Cultural Appropriation and Whoopi Goldberg

Culturally insensitive first graders do Mexican Hat Dance! You've all heard the diatribes against those who commit the mortal sin of "cu...

Travel | Travel

Route 66 – the US road trip favourite – is under threat

There are few journeys as quintessentially American as a road trip along Route 66, but the “main street of America” may be under threat.

Music | Music

Dear Cool Dads and Moms: Stop Bringing Your Children To Concerts

They won’t have fun. You won’t have fun. The people around you definitely won’t have fun.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Where Has Teen Car Culture Gone?

Something is missing in the lives of today’s adolescents: that magical coming-of-age feeling when a whole world opened up.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Are We Done Hating Brunch? | The New Yorker

Sadie Stein writes about the resurgence of brunch in popular culture.

Politics | Politics

Opinion | Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation - The New York Times

If we make people stay in the ethnic and racial lane assigned to them by accident of birth, we’ll lose everything that makes this country great.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

These photos show an idealized vision of midcentury America… with a subtle hint of weirdness

Not much is known about Nina Leen, the Russian-born Life photographer who moved to New York in 1939 and proceeded to spend the next four decades making some of the best — and least remembered —…

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

I'm British, and I experienced the biggest culture shock when I started working in the US

The UK and the US are not all that different. But as a British person living and working in America, I experienced a huge culture shock at work.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

To Brits with knickers in a twist over Americanisms: don't get your panties in a bunch | Science | The Guardian

Many ‘American’ phrases are actually British but a new book argues why we say what we say reveals a lot about our cultures

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

10 Ways Americans and Europeans Differ | HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks looks at come of the cultural differences between Europe and America, like ice consumption, metric system and portion sizes.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

The Overwhelming Emotion of Hearing Toto’s “Africa” Remixed to Sound Like It’s Playing in an Empty Mall | The Ne

Jia Tolentino writes that editing a song to sound like it’s coming from a specific space—such as “Africa,” by Toto, as if it were playing in a mall—fights against the digital isolation of our times.

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

A New Exhibit Spotlights a Rarely Seen Keith Haring Mural | Chicago magazine | March 2018

The Chicago Cultural Center displays one of our city’s most impressive public artworks in March.

Music | Music

Quincy Jones Has a Story About That | GQ

Quincy Jones has run with Frank Sinatra. Michael Jackson. Malcolm X. Prince. Tupac. Even Leni Riefenstahl—and the 84-year-old music legend has a tale for every famous name.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Whatever Happened to Generation X?

As they head into middle age, the “slacker” generation of Philadelphians — sandwiched between the never-say-die boomers and the all-about-us millennials — is feeling overlooked, overworked and overwhelmed. But their chill, pragmatic approach to li

Sports | Cycling

Ride On Flair

These are one inch flair buttons. There are 8 buttons in this set. Set inspired by Leslie Ashe.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

A survey of more than 30,000 people, turned into a series of maps, showcase the linguistic quirks that make American English such a fascinating dialect.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Art-topia, Part 3: Everyone’s business

Accompanied by a thriving local economy, this interconnection of neighborhoods can also lend a sense of living in a real city, rather than a collection of suburbs and shopping malls linked by freeways.

Miscellaneous | Random

3 Things People Who Served In The Military Do That Make Them Look Like Tools

While it’s great to be proud of one’s service, it’s also the mark of a huge tool bag if he is unable to talk about anything but his time in the belly of the beast.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Generation X had the luxury of being rebel slackers, but Millennials have to be total squares

You know Generation X. The ones who skateboarded through high school with flannel shirts and angry music during a period of economic stability. The ones who criticized the establishment while…

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Diving Into the 1980s Mod Scene with Photographer Paul Hallam

We spoke to Hallam about his new book, Odds & Sodds , a collection of photos from the early-80s mod scene.

Music | Music

Goth So White? | Black representation in the Post-Punk scene

Before post-punk and Goth in the early days of Punk, British film director, DJ and musician Don Letts pretty much ran the scene at The Roxy in London, spinning primarily reggae…

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Surreal Collages Revealing the Absurdity of Popular Culture | AnOther

A new exhibition by Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck turns clippings from vintage magazines into witty compositions

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What's the Truth About the First Thanksgiving?

Should Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a day of gratitude? Or should they mourn it as a day of guilt? Michael Medved, author of The American Miracle, shares the fascinating story of the first Thanksgiving.

Miscellaneous | OTHER STUFF

Photographing Eastern Europe's Fading Jewish Architecture – Tablet Magazine

Photographer David Kaufman looks at the world through a historical lens. Quite literally, in fact, as he shoots with bellows, the folding attachment used on cameras since the Civil War. Though Kaufman is fascinated by the past, his old-fashioned equipmen

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Where the Small-Town American Dream Lives On | The New Yorker

As America’s rural communities stagnate, what can we learn from one that hasn’t?

Politics | Politics

No gracias, La Gracia

What she loves is a purified, whitewashed version of our culture—a safe and romanticized Mexico she built for herself while vacationing in resorts and wintering in Sayulita. Then she tried to sell it back to a community.

Entertainment | Culture/Art

Critiki’s Ten Best Tiki Bars in the World 2017

These are the ten best tiki bars found in the world today, as rated by the best tiki experts around: the members of Critiki. Critiki is a travel guide and historic archive of Polynesian Pop culture…