About Hayley Elisabeth Kaufman

I am the assistant editor at Jewcy, a freelance writer and a unicorn fanatic. I love rock n' roll and literature, bohemianism and the culinary arts--primarily the art of the perfect pizza.

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Obama’s Approval Rating, Man Arrested for Blow Up Doll Action, and Vladimir Putin Loves Abba

By February 6, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:  Unemployment rates have soared to 7.6 percent, with 598,000 jobs cut in January 2009 alone.  A Florida man was arrested yesterday for simulating sex with two blow up dolls in his … Read More

A Jewcy-Approved Coachella Lineup

By January 30, 2009

In some music circles, you’re not cool unless you’ve sweated it out with the thousands of in-the-know music snobs and the people who love them at the hipster music fest Coachella which takes place in Indio, California. Besides the hundred-plus … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Military Body Armor Recall, Ford Motor Co. Refuses Government Money, and A Five-Day Mail Week?

By January 29, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Barack Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act today, which makes it easier for workers to sue their employers for pay discrimination.   An Israeli airstrike hit Gaza today in … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Auschwitz Is Falling Apart, Sales Halted On the Caylee Doll, and A Post-Ceasefire Bomb Blast In Gaza

By January 27, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Sales of the "Inspirational Caylee Sunshine Doll," modeled after and made as a tribute to murdered two-year-old Caylee Anthony, have been halted until further notice.   The fate of the Auschwitz Museum … Read More

Jewcy Contest of the Week: The Randy Bandits CD Giveaway and Exclusive Download

By January 26, 2009

If you are desperately searching for a music group that has successfully resurrected the lost art of pithy-meets-poppy songwriting, then the Brooklyn-based sextet the Randy Bandits should be on your radar. The Bandits, who manage to effortlessly combine vaudeville theatrics, … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Caroline Kennedy Withdraws From Senate Race, Obama to Close Guantanamo, and Microsoft Layoffs

By January 22, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: The Palestinian Center for Human Rights reported Wednesday that the death toll for Palestinians in Gaza was in fact 1,284 with 4,336 wounded–many of which were civilians. Israel claims Hamas has … Read More

Jewcy Zeitgeist: Ceasefire In Gaza, $170 Million Spent On Obama’s Inauguration, and Actor Joaquin Phoenix Raps

By January 19, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Israeli troops are pulling out of Gaza today after a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was called on Sunday, hopefully putting a halt to the 22-day battle.   Chesley Sullenberger, the heroic … Read More

Nazi Advertising: When Slogans Go Bad

By January 15, 2009

There’s no doubt that many ad campaigns are questionable, especially in terms of taste level—think about the use of Johnny Cash’s classic track "Ring of Fire" for a hemroid medication. But this week German coffee company Tchibo and gas station … Read More