About Steven Lee Beeber

Steven Lee Beeber is the author of The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk, as well as the editor of the forthcoming anthology AWAKE! A Reader for the Sleepless. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, Fiction, Bridge, The New York Times, Spin, MOJO, Maxim, Details, Rain Taxi, and elsewhere. He is the Associate Editor of Conduit, "the only magazine that risks annihilation." Check out his blog at www.jewpunk.com/blogga/

Up Your Nose With a Rubber Hose: Jewcy Talks to Alan Sacks, Co-Creator of “Welcome Back Kotter”

By November 16, 2007

Alan Sacks is the original Sweathog. A buttoned-down N.Y. producer who relocated to Los Angeles to be closer to the happenings of the late ‘60s, Sacks helped create Welcome Back Kotter by drawing upon his tough childhood in Brooklyn. We … Read More

The Moses of Punk

By September 7, 2007

America’s most storied urinals were lost to history last week. Hilly Kristal, the founder of CBGB’s, died on August 28 of lung cancer, just a few months after his legendary punk club closed its doors with the intention of reopening … Read More

On the Road Again with Herbert Gold

By August 2, 2007

Fifty years ago today, Jack Kerouac published On the Road, a drug and jazz-fueled novel chronicling what came to be known as the Rucksack Revolution. In artistic terms, of course, it inspired the Beat movement, whose resonances (coffeehouses, Greenwich Village, … Read More

Anarchy in the West Bank: The Strange Metamorphosis of Israeli Punk

By July 23, 2007

If recent developments within the Israeli punk scene are any indication, our rock brothers in the Holy Land have reached the “blank generation” stage. Remember the famous words of Richard (Meyers) Hell: “I belong to the blank generation and I … Read More

Blitzkrieg Stop: The Nazi Aesthetic of the Stooges (and the Punk Music They Begat)

By March 5, 2007

Iggy Pop and the Stooges are releasing an album tomorrow – the first by the band since their swansong in 1973 – and I’m frightened. After all, the reunion route is a fraught one. There’s the possibility of disappointment. But … Read More