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.

Today’s Jewcy

By September 25, 2006

The Jewcer (Happy New Year!): Alternadad: Neal Pollack’s opening salvo as a hipster father is now up. “My goals with this column aren’t really political. There are other people who understand the “Mommy Wars” much better than I do, and … Read More

HIV: The Virus That Causes Conception

By September 21, 2006

The estimable Johann Hari argues that there are plenty of reasons to hate Joseph Ratzinger. Muslims just happened to have picked the wrong one: For over a decade now, he has been one of the primary defenders of priests who … Read More

Existential Inbox Dread

By September 21, 2006

The longer I have an email account, the more menacingly philosophical the spam sent to it becomes. Check out some of the subject lines of junk mail I've received recently: Have you ever thought your entire life may come to … Read More

North Korean Vice Consul Robbed in Russia

By September 21, 2006

Well, you can make stuff like this up, but who'd want to?  "The car carrying Vice Consul of North Korea collided with a tractor on the highway near the village of Razdolnoye in southern Primorye on Saturday. A stranger rushed … Read More

Doctor of Philosophy, Heal Thyself

By September 21, 2006

Thursdays are "Lowering the Brow" days at ye olde Daily Shvitz, and as Jewcy specializes in what we like to call "meta-narratives" (big ideas and themes put through a mirrored funhouse), it's bracing to come across a piece that does … Read More

Today’s Jewcy

By September 21, 2006

The Jewcer: Best Bars in Brooklyn? So far a couple of shrewd choices in our Forum offered by Izzy and user emanuelle. Joey, this one's for you: "The Royal Oak in Williamsburg. Best mint juleps in Brooklyn. (Our collective Jewish … Read More

Guacamole Beats Porn

By September 20, 2006

How do you know you work in Jewish media? Because a porn star and her mother engender fewer riffs than "No decent Mexican in New York." User emmanuelle bounces her own thoughts off this ever-expanding soft shell topic: i'd hate … Read More

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day
By September 20, 2006

You know, it was either grab this off the shelf from Caracas, or grab James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds. He had a plane to catch, people — he was rushed.