About Maya Wainhaus

Maya Wainhaus is a writer, painter, Yankees fan and movie-musical enthusiast living in Brooklyn. She also writes a blog about tetris called Girls Play Tetris.

New Gulag Theme Park Is Fun For The Whole Family

By January 25, 2008

Remember the good old days in the Gulag? No? Well lucky for you there’s now a Gulag “adventure” park that allows visitors to experience life the prison camps, from interrogations to beatings. While it seems difficult to find the novelty … Read More

Is Gadget Addiction Ruining Your Life?

By January 23, 2008

It’s easy to romanticize the days of typewriters and rotary phones, but if given the choice, how many of us would really give up our cell phones and laptops in exchange for the low-tech solutions of yore?  Our increasing dependence … Read More

Hump Day Art: Interview with Patrick Winfield

By January 23, 2008

Congratulations! You’ve managed to get through the first 2.5 weekdays. To help you get through the second half of your week, Jewcy is happy to present you with Hump Day Art. Think of it as an opportunity to devote your … Read More

Jumpsuits: Not Just for Prisoners and Toddlers

By January 17, 2008

There’s an unfortunate new trend in the world of male fashion. According to Charlie Porter in the Guardian, jumpsuits are the new must-have item to wear to the office. “Yes, there are hints of Guantánamo Bay,” gushes Porter, “and the … Read More

World Peace Thanks To Baseball

By January 16, 2008

Possibly seeking to escape the performance-enhancing drugs controversy, New York Mets General Manager Omar Minaya recently traveled to the Holy Land. (He envisions making baseball a global sport that can unite Israeli and Palestinian youths.) While there, Minaya hung out … Read More

Low-Income Moms Need Veggies Too

By January 15, 2008

Beginning in February, the USDA is allotting subsidies to low-income mothers for fresh fruits and vegetables. Shockingly, the US government is just getting on board with the fact that veggies are a key to a healthy diet. While the money … Read More

Invasion of the Tiny, Adorable Smart Cars

By January 14, 2008

The Smart Car hits the street of America this winter. World travelers out there will probably recognize the mini-vehicle from the streets of Europe, where they can be found navigating narrow alleyways and parking in small spaces. Minuscule cars are … Read More

Art in Public Spaces: Beirut

By January 11, 2008

Take a look at these photos from a recent public art installation in Beirut, along with some commentary on the project, courtesy of the Wooster Collective.   "In post conflictual countries like Lebanon, the public sphere was condemned to death … Read More