Andrea Peyser

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    A Brief New York Post Guide to Womanhood

    Another week, another brilliant, thoughtful, nuanced New York Post story about a prominent woman. This week it was their front-page headline about how Chirlane McCray was a "bad mom" for not wanting to spend every second with baby Chiara. McCray talked to New York magazine about how, as a later in l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    "Only in New York!" and Six Other New York Sayings That Are Completely False

    New Yorkers love talking about New York. And why not? Despite the innumerable songs, poems, novels, plays, and movies that have been written about the city, there just don't seem to be enough words to pin it down. Despite the limitless inspiration, the same tired old clichés about this town get tos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Rape Cop Reactions: Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata Got Off, But Won't Be Forgotten

    ​We watched the rape trial of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata with our eyes half-covered, anticipating ugliness. And indeed it was icky, with slut-shaming and anything else to undermine the accuser. Yesterday came the verdict -- not guilty -- for the most serious charges, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Police Seek Catwoman

    via New York Post​A woman wearing a cat mask has been on something of a mission, stealing from stores in the East Village and Queens -- most recently the Arche shoe store on Astor Place and The Body Shop in Forest Hills, reports the New York Post. She was caught on video at Arche, where she br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Was Debrahlee Lorenzana's Former Lawyer Jack Tuckner Fired for Being into Spanking?

    ​Yesterday the New York Post said that Debrahlee Lorenzana changed lawyers (from Jack Tuckner to Gloria Allred) after reading the words of Andrea Peyser. Today they seem to have scrapped that theory. "Sources tell Page Six" that Debrahlee made the move after learning Tuckner was sued for sexua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    The New York Post's Exile Insanity (Updated)

    ​Reports today surfaced from Gawker that the New York Post is having some staffing issues. And by "staffing issues" we mean "are losing high-profile reporters due to the crumbling civility of the volatile Post management and competing offers." The report included big Post names like Page Six g ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 23, 2010

    Transsexual Lesbian Takes Hollywood!

    Prodigal Sons director Kimberly Reed fills me in.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Water, Water, Everywhere in Mayoral Race

    This morning we learned that Bill Thompson is $1,000 delinquent on his own water bills (Post, Page four, 4"-inch deep hedline: "H2OWE trouble for Bill" ). Okay, not a huge amount of money, but such debts don't inspire confidence in a would-be mayor. Now, this afternoon, a much bigger water ball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    24 Actress Unleashes Rightwing Ragefest

    Voice blog Sound of the City -- which gets to cover fun stuff like books and music, not the quotidian crap that is our bailiwick -- has generated a lot of interest with its Janeane Garofalo interview, much of it abusive. "I won't watch 24 anymore because of the smell from her mouth," runs a typical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Rupert Murdoch Buys the Brooklyn Paper

    The Observer says the Brooklyn Paper is now a Murdoch product. The Brooklyn Paper's editor, former New York Post scribe Gersh Kuntzman (pictured nude, above), says his once and future boss won't change the feisty output of "Brooklyn's Real Newspaper." We certainly hope not. It would suck to see Sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Revenge Served Courtside: The Christie Brinkley Divorce Settlement

    One of my favorite elements of the coverage of the super-sensational Christie Brinkley divorce trial has been the...

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Just One of the Girls? Michelle Obama's Appearance on The View

    Michelle Obama's guest host slot on ABC's morning gab-fest was either brilliant or calculated, depending on your point of, um, view. The Daily News places the wife of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on the front page for her fashion prowess. Obama donned a $148 black-and-whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    The Nose Knows: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the 9/11 Military Court Hearings

    You'd think that someone like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would have bigger things to worry about than a courtroom sketch—maybe something like being on trial for masterminding the 9/11 attacks and facing the death penalty after spending five years in Guantanamo Bay. But at yesterday's hearing, his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Baby Blues: Vito Fossella 'Fesses Up To Love Child

    "OH, BABY!" is right! Staten Island Rep. Vito Fossella admitted yesterday that he fathered retired Col. Laura Fay's 3-year-old daughter. Naturally both tabloids run with the admission. It's the only story on both front pages, and each paper touts its own "exclusive" photo. For the Post, it's a photo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    The Tabloid Vultures Circle Vito Fossella

    A cynical person might wonder why the Vito Fossella DWI arrest and subsequent rumors of a potential love child aren't making the front page of the tabloids. But despite the lack of page-one play, the papers are beginning to ask questions about why Fossella chose to contact retired Lt. Col. Laura Fay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Thug Life: The Unsympathetic Sean Bell Witness and the "Harlem Lawyer"

    Yesterday's testimony in the Sean Bell "50 Shots" trial by Bell pal Joseph Guzman was a fireworks display that allowed the media to unleash all their favorite ghetto tropes, including drugs, the "stop snitchin'" culture and "the one who made it out." Guzman may have been testifying for the prosecuti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    Girls, Girls, Girls: Are We Done With The Sex Scandals Yet?

    Has it gotten to the point with all these sex scandals that we just can't imagine the news without them? Last Monday, with front pages on Hillary Clinton and New York's noisiest neighborhoods seems like ages ago. But are we starting to get a case of sex-scandal fatigue? If you looked at the front pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    McGreevey Scandal: The Denial

    So, if Jim McGreevey made it on to Grey's Anatomy, would "McSkeevy" be his nickname? Day two of the threesome bombshell consists of the former governor of New Jersey confirm the allegations that he and his soon-to-be-ex-wife had sex with their former chauffeur, while Dina Matos McGreevey denies it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Spitzapalooza! The Post's "Special Edition" on the Spitzer Resignation

    Tabloids are usually supposed to have short, easily digestible stories that can be read while on the go. In New York, that usually means while wrangling one's way to work on the subway or bus. When a huge story breaks, however, that philosophy is long gone. Just look at page 2 of a tabloid in the da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Hill and Obama's Last Dance?

    The end, it would seem, is drawing near for the Hillary versus Obama storyline, and so we have both New York City tabs giving the narrative its proper last hurrah. The Post goes to its trusty Photoshop department and gussies up the candidates like a pair of high plains drifters for its cover. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Clinton and Obama Face Off

    Last night's Democratic debate in Ohio dominates today's tabloids, and with good reason. Chances are that next week's primaries in Texas and Ohio could be Hillary Clinton's last stand, and she is obviously drowning, not waving. Daily News columnist Michael Goodwin accuses Clinton of "too much whinin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Post vs. The Daily News

    Finally we have unencumbered issues of both papers! Of course, the Daily News just can't let Super Bowl glory go, and they put Eli Manning on their front page again today. The big news? The News gave him framed copies of his front pages. How meta! The bigger sports scoop is below the smiling "Mann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    TABLOIDED: The Daily News vs. The Post

    TGIF! Judging by today’s front page of our two tabs, it’s already time to start thinking about the weekend. And this weekend, it means thinking about—you guessed it—football. The Post devotes its entire front to Giants-related content. The left rail works as a table of contents for their s ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    April 3, 2007

    Scoopable Litter

    How Rudy's campaign helped the Post snatch the news from the News

  • News

    November 23, 2004

    Unquiet Riot

    Media come out slugging after the NBA brawl in Detroit, throw in sucker punches, 'moral' lessons

  • News

    September 30, 2003

    Married to the EIC

    Meet Julie Baumgold, Daily News' 'Special Correspondent'

  • News

    July 30, 2002

    A Reporter as Prosecutor

    Managing News at 'The New Yorker'

  • News

    October 24, 2000

    The Absent Alpha

    In a Race Between Two Filial Men, Women Will Decide Who Is the Beloved Son

  • Specials

    September 26, 2000
  • News

    May 9, 2000

    Imitation of Bill

    Rudy Swipes a Page From Clinton's Playbook by Making a Melodrama of His Life

  • News

    December 7, 1999

    Sanctioned Sadism

    Why the Right Needs the Homeless

  • News

    November 30, 1999

    No Fems Allowed in the Fight Club

    What Hillary Can Learn From Ruth's 1997 Campaign Against Rudy

  • News

    August 24, 1999

    Château 'New York Times'?

    Times Co. Digital to court wine-swilling cultural elite

  • News

    November 24, 1998
  • News

    July 28, 1998