About Nick Curley

Nick Curley is a critic and writer from Newton, Massachusetts. His work has appeared in Harper's, The Boston Globe, MLB.com, The Massachusetts Review, and yes, even Pro Wrestling Illustrated. His one-act play The Daft and the Dense premieres at PS122 in Manhattan's East Village this June. Each month his arts and culture blog Slather is read by dozens of people mistaking it for Slate. He lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Jewcy Interviews: Lev Grossman

By September 27, 2010

Of literature Thomas Carlyle wrote, “All that mankind has done, thought, or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.” No critic in American life today does more to excavate that magic within texts than … Read More

Jewcy Interviews: Starlee Kine

By July 26, 2010

In 1997, Starlee Kine, then a bookstore clerk living in New York’s East Village, was interviewed by This American Life’s Paul Tough for a segment about her tumultuous relationship with her neighbor “Helga”. This chance meeting changed Kine’s life forever: … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Larry Smith, SMITH Mag

By June 17, 2010

In an age of information influx, we seem drawn to the places online where the Internet simplifies, streamlines, and presents small wonder in bite-size portions.  And yes, I did consider using "byte-size portions" before thinking better of it.  Just as … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Myq Kaplan, Comedian

By June 11, 2010

Find whatever Bar Mitzvah after party Myq Kaplan is going to and ride wingman as he blows your mind with slam dunk observations on the film Final Destination, vegans as "environment eaters", his self-professed "spectrum of dorkery", and that anti-drug … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Molly Surno, Cinema 16/Photographer

By June 9, 2010

Molly Surno enters a Greenpoint bar with a small swagger.  She’s among the surprising number of talented visual artists who as a kid trained to be a dancer.  It’s visible in her manner: she sways when she walks, and illustrates … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Jami Attenberg, Writer

By June 7, 2010

Get ethereal with this author (dubbed "the Joyce Carol Oates of Brooklyn" by the Huffington Post) of much blogged-about novels Instant Love, The Kept Man, and her latest The Melting Season, a road odyssey of two women on the run … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Nicole Schneit, Musician – Air Waves

By June 7, 2010

Behold the frontwoman of Air Waves, who Dan Deacon last year dubbed his "favorite band" of the moment.  A SUNY Purchase alum and Greenpoint resident, Schneit’s hushed voice beautifully pairs with the band’s pastoral twang, like some backroads version of … Read More

Jewcy Review: Assaf Gavron’s “Almost Dead”

By May 21, 2010

That great Jewish scribe David Mamet wrote that "a dramatic experience concerned with the mundane may inform but it cannot release; and one concerned essentially with the aesthetic politics of its creators may divert or anger, but it cannot enlighten."  … Read More