About Joey Kurtzman

Joey Kurtzman is former president of Jewcy Partners, LLC, and co-founding editor of Jewcy.com


Chardonnay-Quaffing Twats of the World, Unite!

Chardonnay-Quaffing Twats of the World, Unite!
By January 31, 2007

There’s a kerfuffle afoot over at the Grauniad, the orthographically-challenged faux-left British broadsheet much adored by every self-righteous prig in Islington. Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian editor in chief, pines for a more economically just world, a world in which governments … Read More

Sieradski Out of the Gate! Will Unforeseeable Football Metaphors Enter Second Day?

Sieradski Out of the Gate! Will Unforeseeable Football Metaphors Enter Second Day?
By January 16, 2007

Dan Sieradski entered the mix this morning with his first offering in the "Is Social Justice the Soul of Judaism" Big Question. I can't wait to see where the commentariat takes this one. Yesterday's opening installment saw Ashprintzen and Ilan … Read More

I Heart Heeb

I Heart Heeb
By January 9, 2007

Jewcy was recently asked to sponsor a night of avant-garde Jazz interpretations of traditional Jewish music—the kind of ingenious, rooted-in-the-past-but-not-limited-by-it cultural event that we’d love to get involved with. The catch: Heeb was also sponsoring the event. Would we be … Read More

God How I Love Fundamentalist Kitsch

God How I Love Fundamentalist Kitsch
By January 5, 2007

I can’t possibly thank Jeff Sharlet enough for bringing this piece of artwork into my world. It’s what Jeff calls “fundamentalist kitch,” of which he provides numerous examples and about which has interesting things to say in his most recent … Read More

It Takes a Korean…

It Takes a Korean…
By January 4, 2007

A Korean bad-ass with a can of spray paint, maybe one of the more brilliant young American artists working today, David Choe will introduce himself this Saturday to the New York art world with his first gallery showing in Manhattan. … Read More

Jewcy Site Traffic: Dirty Words and Secret Blogs

By January 3, 2007

When you scan Jewcy traffic statistics, you learn some alarming things. Example: last month 42 visitors found their way to us by Googling “autofellatio.” In the interest of innocent metaphor Michael and I had thusly tagged a few of our … Read More

Incest: Good for the Jews

Incest: Good for the Jews
By January 1, 2007

Genetically, Ashkenazi Jews are freaks. For most of Jewish history in Europe, cherem-wielding rabbis and an unwelcoming Gentile world made inbreeding a far more appealing option than intermarriage. As a result, Ashkenazim became what scientists call an “endogamous group,” which … Read More

Am I crazy for being so hot for Arab men?

Am I crazy for being so hot for Arab men?
By December 30, 2006

Most enchanting Arabophilic YouTube of the day. The moneyquote, to be filed under "Alarming Compliments": I can spot an Arab from like ten miles away! And I'm like, GAWWWD, look, an ARAB! I swear to God, I can spot an … Read More