About Michael Weiss

Michael is an editor of Nextbook and a contributing editor of Jewcy. His work has appeared in Slate, Gawker, New York, Democratiya, Reason, The New Criterion, The Weekly Standard, City Journal and Standpoint. His blog is Snarksmith.

Now That Mackie Is Back In Town

Now That Mackie Is Back In Town
By February 8, 2007

Laurel Snyder's Faithhacker post about Jewish artists reminded me that I’d been wanting to comment on the Met’s terrific exhibit, “Glitter and Doom.” It’s a retrospective of Weimer impressionism, featuring the works of Otto Dix, George Grosz and Max Beckmann … Read More

The Whiz Kid of Warfare

The Whiz Kid of Warfare
By February 8, 2007

Name: Noah Shachtman Age: 35 Site: defensetech.org Noah Shachtman is where grunt meets geek. As the editor of the hugely popular military blog Defense Tech, he writes daily about the tools and techniques of modern warfare. According to one anonymous … Read More

How To Get iDrunk or iLaid

How To Get iDrunk or iLaid
By February 7, 2007

This is utterly brilliant. Check out Zurnet NYC, a site that lets you download subway routes and local bars (complete with drink price indices!). You could write a graduate thesis on how the most antisocial device since that rabbit dildo … Read More

Poet in Brief: Wilfred Owen

Poet in Brief: Wilfred Owen
By February 6, 2007

"All war poetry is antiwar poetry," said Siegfried Sassoon. He was right. As Stefan points out about Erich Maria Remarque's masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front: Among those who support the war in Iraq, there is a tendency to … Read More

When Harry Met Sally: The Thriller

By February 6, 2007

In space… no one can hear you fake it. (Note: I think you have to click on the white space below to activate the video. Craig, fix this when you get in tomorrow.) (Note from Craig: Sorry, Mike, I'm stumped. … Read More

House of Blues

House of Blues
By February 6, 2007

"Also the invidiousness, and the awful pedantry. You yourself got a taste of this when I had that worryingly prolonged laughing fit, and you called Tanenbaum: I had just come across the locution "he had the cheek of taking my … Read More

Lerner and Dershowitz Make Sweet Music Together

By February 6, 2007

Now here's an interesting spin on a hoary topic. Forget about whether it's anti-Semitic to criticize Israel; the hot new Mearsheimer/Walt thesis is whether or not staunch defenders of the Jewish state ever resort to calling critics of it anti-Semites. … Read More

Anna The Islander

Anna The Islander
By February 5, 2007

Clive James again today. What a happy Monday this is shaping up to be: Akhmatova, to her credit, had always tried to stay aloof from the Revolution. But the Revolution was never likely to pay her the courtesy of staying … Read More