About Izzy Grinspan

Izzy Grinspan is Jewcy's ex-managing editor. Her work has been published in Salon, The Believer, and The Village Voice.

Shalom, Mothertruckers: I’m Leaving Jewcy

By June 6, 2008

Jewcy’s seen a lot of changes in the past six months: Michael Weiss left, the homepage turned into a blog, we opened an art store that sold $1250 worth of paintings its first day, loveable office grandma Maya Wainhaus left … Read More

Carrie Bradshaw Is Not Twenty-Five, You Guys

By May 30, 2008

“We still live vicariously through Carrie,” says one woman in this New York Times video about the movie’s premiere. “Well, that used to be us in our twenties,” says her friend. And therein lies the hands-down weirdest thing about the … Read More

Good Causes: The Nachshon Challenge

By May 27, 2008

In the story of Exodus, Nachshon was the first Israelite to wade into the Red Sea, confident that it would part like Moses promised. Jewish Funds for Justice is taking this metaphor and running with it: Their Nachshon Challenge gives … Read More

Awesome Photos of Women in the IDF (No, We’re Not Talking About Maxim)

By May 20, 2008

You guys might remember Rachel Papo from her stint as a Jewcy artist, during which her photos of women in the IDF generated more comments than nearly any other art we've ever featured. Now, Powerhouse Books is publishing a collection … Read More

A Lost 1980s Soap Opera Returns – Live and On Stage

By May 15, 2008

In the 1980s, audiences thrilled to the foibles of Kimberley Featherbeak, Pamela Ann Windchime, Devon St. Palestine, and a host of other tempestuous beauties who starred in the prime time soap "Wasp Cove." Now, if you’re lucky enough to be … Read More

Hump Day Art: Animated Graffiti

By May 14, 2008

All of the diamond-headed babies, eight-armed monkey men, and skittering teeth in this video were drawn on public walls in Buenos Aires and Baden, Germany. The art is astonishing enough, but if you start contemplating the work that went into … Read More

No Lipshitzes At Jenna Bush’s Wedding

By May 8, 2008

Lauren Bush, niece of George, has been dating David Lauren, son of Ralph, for three years. On the surface, that’s a match made in madras-print heaven. But according to the New York Daily News, Jenna Bush invited her cousin to … Read More

Celebrate Shavuot With Cambodian Surf Rock

By May 5, 2008

Three reasons we like the idea of DAWN ’08, the all-night Shavuot celebration sponsored by the New Jew group Reboot: It’s not on Hanukkah or Passover. Both holidays have been co-opted by a ton of Jewish organizations running “fun” events … Read More