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.

Hump Day Art: Artist Afloat in the Dead Sea

By April 30, 2008

In her tryptich of videos called CycleSpun, currently up at MoMA, Israeli artist Sigalit Landau employs water, landscapes, and the body to explore the cyclical nature of life and religion. All three videos — Day Done, DeadSee and Barbed Hula … Read More

Hump Day Art: Psychedelic Hebrew

By April 24, 2008

It's not officially Hump Day anymore, but with all the Passover goings-on it can be easy to lose track of time. It may be a day late, but here's your weekly serving of Hump Day Art. In JAMS2 (Jewish Animated … Read More

Pets Can Keep Kosher Too!

By April 22, 2008

Just in time for Passover, lots of religious pet news! This week we learned that Pope Benedict XVI's loves cats — he even has an authorized biography written by a furry friend named Chico who was his neighbor in Germany. … Read More

Hump Day Art: Modern Day Exodus

By April 16, 2008

With Passover beginning this week, the theme of exodus seems inescapable. Luckily, artist and Six Point Fellow Avishai Mekonen has found the nuances in the term, which in recent history has often been applied to the Ethiopian Jews' migration to … Read More

Seder Behind Bars

By April 14, 2008

Passover is a time to commemorate our freedom, but as New York Magazine points out, perhaps no one understands the meaning of the holiday more than the Jewish inmates at Otisville Prison. The Jewish prisoners, who number about 60, hold … Read More

Hump Day Art: The American Dream Via Russia

By April 9, 2008

Alina and Jeff Bliumis are a duo of artists from the former Soviet Union who use photography to document the often ambiguous notion of the American dream. Their 'Casual Conversations' series is an ongoing project that “explores migration, displacement, and … Read More

Hump Day Art: More to the Lower East Side Than Hipsters

By April 2, 2008

From Jacob Riis' How the Other Half Lives to the recently renovated Eldridge Street Synagogue, there's plenty of documentation of Jewish life in the tenements of the Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century. Thomas Holton, however, … Read More

Hump Day Art: Chassidic Fashion Designer Levi Okunov

By March 27, 2008

Two weeks ago we showed you photos of the Jewish Museum's Off the Wall exhibit under construction. Now that the exhibit is in full swing, take a look at the results. These photos feature fashions from Chassidic designer Levi Okunov. … Read More