12 · The Love Issue

Urban Kvetch: Giving A Sandwich To A Homeless Guy

Giving A Sandwich To A Homeless Guy How generous of you to offer that homeless guy the crappy half-eaten sandwich rolled up in foil at the bottom of your $595 Coach leather duffel bag. I can’t imagine why they turn down your offer “90 percent of the time”—probably, as you speculate, because they only want...

Urban Kvetch: Guys Who Put Their Hand On Your Back As They Pass In A Crowded Party

Guys Who Put Their Hand On Your Back As They Pass In A Crowded Party This party is packed and it’s hard to get over to the bar, so I know just what you should do: Take your sweaty paw and touch the magic little button on the small of my back that miraculously clears...

Urban Kvetch: Flaunt Magazine

Flaunt Magazine We were actually kind of flattered when we heard about your Jewish Issue—after all, we’ve been giving the lowdown on the hoedown between Jewish and popular cultures for the past five years. Then we took a look at what you came up with: Sarah Silverman, the Beastie Boys, Kinky Friedman… hmmm, that sounds...

Urban Kvetch: Five Minutes Away

Five Minutes Away Where do you get the nerve to tell me that you’re only “five minutes away” when you already told me you were “five minutes away” 15 minutes ago? Can you at least tell me how much longer you’ll be five minutes away? If I had known what you meant the first time,...

Urban Kvetch: “New York Times” Columnist Deborah Solomon

New York Times Columnist Deborah Solomon Grouchy journalism, thy name is Deborah Solomon. I’m all for writers having their own voice, but Solomon’s interview style is akin to that of an angry heckler sitting in a movie theater, shouting out commentary. Her own biases are so evident that the reader learns nothing about the interview...

Urban Kvetch: People Who Tell You Their Dreams

People Who Tell You Their Dreams So you dreamt you were underneath the Eiffel Tower wearing a wedding dress and holding a key in your hand. And now you’re asking me what I think it means. I think it means you’re a self-centered squeeb with too much time on her hands. Why do you think...

Jouchebags

Although we at Heeb demonstrate our love for the panoplies of mosaics of rainbows that is New York-area Ashkenazi Jewry (plus that one Persian girl with the adorable English accent), our detractors often label us "self-hating." The truth is, however, that we are inordinately and completely irrationally fond of ourselves. But that doesn't mean that...

The Good Fight

Noa Sattath isn’t afraid to cry. Though Israeli and hardly unfamiliar with Orthodox Jerusalem’s animosity toward all things gay, the 30-year-old lesbian activist has been known to shed a tear or two. Her most recent tears were the joyful kind, shed during this past November’s gay-pride rally in Jerusalem. The city’s Orthodox leadership spent many...

Dogma

*If those paparazzi photos from the red carpet are any indication, the rhinestone collar of yesteryear simply won’t do it for today’s fashion hound… or her dog. To meet a growing need, pet designers are creating looks suitable for a full spectrum of canine lifestyles—from hoodies and sweatbands for the energetic terrier in the Hamptons...
Epic Trip

Epic Trip

Testament, by media theorist and culture critic Doug Rushkoff and Liam Sharp, is serialized as a monthly comic book from DC/Vertigo and then collected into a graphic novel every five or six issues — Testament Volume Two: West of Eden was just recently released. The series ranks among the triumvirate of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Grant...

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Ever since we started doing business five years ago, you've been telling us to start our own dating site. We hope this fashion shoot makes you happy, you horny little devils.

Drawn Together

On the 35th anniversary of her union with R. Crumb, underground comix artist Aline Kominsky talks about her new book and her insatiable thirst for love.