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.

Trouble With Linguistics

By September 20, 2006

When GE's corporate slogan – "We bring good things to life" – was translated into Japanese, it went idiomatically like, "We bring your ancestors back from the dead." (Given that GE manufactures electric chairs, a rather unseemly taunt.) But this … Read More

Today’s Jewcy

By September 20, 2006

The Jewcer: Round and Round, Shes Goes, Our Miss Amanda Jones: Jewcy editors? Dozing on the t-crossing, i-dotting job? Or do our beta testers confuse editorial content with blog and Wiki content (where grammar, spelling, etc. are more allowably up … Read More

Quote of the Day: Banksy

Quote of the Day: Banksy
By September 19, 2006

Courtesy of the new and brilliant Swindle magazine: I have no interest in ever coming out. I figure there are enough self-opinionated assholes trying to get their ugly little faces in front of you as it is. You ask a … Read More

Today’s Jewcy

By September 19, 2006

The Jewcer: Too Soon for Rough Trade? Editor-at-large Elisa Albert writes: "[U]pon further reflection, i feel like maybe the joanna angel piece should be postponed a few weeks — it's FANTASTIC, but on first glance, indeed, it seems a little … Read More

Recourse of the Ostrich

By September 19, 2006

Future generations will look back on the post-9/11 era and have one prevailing thought: that at the turn of the 21st century, self-evident truths had become radical causes for celebration. Sam Harris takes a long, sober look at liberalism in … Read More

David Aaronovitch on Darfur

By September 19, 2006

Maybe if the U.S. came out in favor of the janjaweed extermination of black Muslims in Sudan, the rest of the world would gear into action to stop it. Here's David Aaronovitch in The Times: This week the United Nations … Read More

Real or Parody?

Real or Parody?
By September 18, 2006

Lord knows Radar doesn't hug the shore with content, but if this is a parody, they're as good as sued. If it's legit, somebody please get Stephen Baldwin into therapy, stat: Radar: Can you name the Ten Commandments. SB: Gosh, … Read More

Michael Young on 9/11 and Arab Opinion

Michael Young on 9/11 and Arab Opinion
By September 18, 2006

There really is no such thing as an umma, or encompassing Islamic polity capable of restoring the caliphate. Why? Reason's man in Lebanon offers Muslim indifference to Muslim suffering as one explanation: The Arab inability, or refusal, to take 9/11 … Read More