Kari Ferrell

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Media Moves: Doree Shafrir to Rolling Stone

    ​Doree Shafrir -- who was responsible for, among other things, being one-half of the author of the blog-to-book phenomenon that was Postcards from Yo Momma and being responsible for the "Hipster Grifter" story during her tenure at the New York Observer in addition to being among the few to sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan Wants Your Jail Mail!

    ​Earlier today, we compiled a list of media speculations about what jail life is like for Lindsay Lohan -- using no-name deodorant, talking to the vent, watching the local news. Now, we have our own speculation: Lindsay is probably reading and writing letters, just like Amanda Knox and other s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Hipster Grifter to Gawker: "Fuck You!"

    ​Kari Ferrell -- the urban celebrity and New York news sensation known to many as Brooklyn's "Hipster Grifter" -- is out of the pen, and (what else?) blogging regularly for ANIMAL NY. This week, however, she used her column space to take those who made her infamous to task.

  • News

    January 26, 2010

    I Blog New York: Your Guide to Gotham's Best

    18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    "Hipsters" Come of Age in Bike Lane Battle

    ​The cycling enthusiasts who repainted a bike lane in Williamsburg and were arrested for it early this week have, we think, achieved a journalistic watershed in mainstreaming the use of the word "hipster." Sure, there was the Hipster Grifter story, itself a kind of watershed, but hers was a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Look at This "I'm a Fucking Hipster" Self-Hatred

    These went up earlier this week in--where else--Williamsburg. They're from Head Hoods, a project on behalf of a dude that's taken shape in the form of faux-stenciling I CAN'T AFFORD TO

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Week in Review: Swine Flu False Alarm Total Panic Edition

    In the week that we thought maybe we had swine flu, ran frightened from our offices, wandered the East Village for hours looking for wireless or a good doctor, and eventually received an email with the subject line "It's NOT Swine Flu," we sheepishly came back to our desks, only to find an army of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Hermit Thrushes' Drummer Sam Tremble Catches the Hipster Grifter, Or How I Met the Hipster Snitcher

    This morning, the Philadelphia City Paper introduced us to the Guy Who Caught The Hipster Grifter. His name is Sam Tremble, he lives in Philly, and he met Kari Ferrell last December when his band played in Brooklyn. Kari is, of course, the young chest-pieced, beard-loving lady who captured William ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Nude Singapore Couple Evade Execution, Pay Fine

    Back in February we told you about a couple who strolled nude through a nightlife district in Singapore, when they fine you for everything and pornography is just a wistful rumor. AsiaOne tells us today that these free spirits were not, as we had feared, executed, but merely fined $2,000 apiece. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    If You Found a CD-R with Islands MP3s on the C Train Tuesday, Please Smash It With a Hammer Immediately

    Ah, poor Nick Thorburn. In an era when your own mom would just as soon leak your record for ten bucks and a free YouSendIt upgrade, the Islands frontman left an entire data CD of the band's new record, unmastered, on the C Train Tuesday. "W tee eff is wrong w me?" he lamented via Twitter. Even more ... More >>