Ben Nadler

Ben Nadler is the author, most recently, of Punk in NYC’s Lower East Side, 1981-1991, Microcosm Publishing, 2014. His novel, The Sea Beach Line, will be released in the fall of 2015.

Stories By Ben Nadler

The Portly Victorian Undertaker Who Launched the World’s First Low-Carb Craze

William Banting tried every 19th century weight-loss fad, from caustic laxatives to vapor shampoos. Polite society was shocked when he unveiled the method that finally worked.

How I Almost Lost Your Mother

Desperate to impress my future in-laws at our first Passover Seder, I became the center of an elaborate family prank with the potential to become disastrous at every turn.

The Fearless Black Cowboy of the Wild, Wild West

From shootouts on horseback to hitchhiking toward a place called Dodge, if ever a life was tailor-made for the movies, it was that of the one-time slave known as Deadwood Dick.