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  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    South Brooklyn Politicians Argue Over Bizarre Flyer Depicting Latino Reverend Eric Salgado As Palestinian

    Things are getting surprisingly heated in Sheepshead Bay, a sleepy, elderly, primarily Russian and Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in South Brooklyn, where two Democrats facing off in tomorrow's primary are accusing each other of fun things like racism, anti-Israel sentiment and "trivializing the Holoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Miley Cyrus Isn't "Hurting Women," The Patriarchy Is

    On Monday, the New York Observer published a column on Miley Cyrus by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Orthodox Judaism's answer to Dr. Phil, asking "Is Miley Cyrus Harming Women?". Boteach pontificates frequently on sex, love and morality, but this time he reached way, way up on his tippy-toes and attempted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Underground Porn King and Screw Magazine Publisher Al Goldstein Is Dead

    In 1999, in the pages of the Village Voice, pornographer Al Goldstein had a tender moment, reminiscing about founding Screw magazine back in 1968. "I was a walking hard-on," he said. "I believe my hard-on is the greatest gift to the world." It was that kind of delicate sentiment that made both Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Melissa Mark-Viverito Is Set to Become the City Council's First Minority Speaker

    When the week started, we, the voting public, could only guess who the next New York City Council Speaker would be. There were seven candidates, some more serious than others. Monday night, though, news broke that Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio had put his thumb on the Speaker race scale like no NYC ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Rex Reed Still Not the World's Worst Film Critic by Any Measure

    New York Observer film critic Rex Reed is such a reliable source of outraged blog posts he's probably just a neck lipo away from getting his own E! reality show. His review of V/H/S/2, written after he skipped out on the latter three-quarters of the film, inspired the headline "Rex Reed Still World' ... More >>

  • Film

    February 6, 2013

    Identity Thief: Body Horror

    Identity Thief's creators fear what audiences love about Melissa McCarthy

  • Voice Choices

    April 25, 2012


    Drew Friedman gets a solo show

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Obama a "Mouthpiece" For Racist American Policy, City Councilman Charles Barron Says

    ​Well, we guess the era of good feelings between President Barack Obama and City Councilman Charles Barron is officially over. Barron, a Brooklyn councilman not known for subtlety, recently accused Obama of being a "mouthpiece for a racist, imperialistic American foreign policy controlled by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    R.I.P. Don Hill and David Apelewicz

    ​It's a sad day for the restaurant and nightlife industries. Eater reports that Don Hill, the founder of eponymous, legendary club, has passed away at the age of 66, while the Daily News brings word of the death of David Apelewicz, a Remedy Diner waiter who was shot in the head during a muggin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Rupert Murdoch's Kid Coming to NYC: James Murdoch Named News Corp. COO

    ​It's always been the plan for one or a few of Rupert Murdoch's children to eventually take control of his vast News Corp. empire, the third largest media conglomerate in the world, which includes newspapers everywhere, 20th Century Fox, HarperCollins, Fox News, and so on. Today, Murdoch's you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    New York Times Journalists Free From Libya, Paywall Gets Internal Investigation

    Two of the missing NYT journalists​On Friday, the New York Times was told that four of its reporters being held by government forces in Libya would be freed. Meanwhile, bombing commenced from allied forces and Gaddafi's troops struck back against their own people in the embattled African natio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    What Does Bloomberg Think of Picasso?

    New York Observer politics reporter Azi Paybarah brings us all this video of Mayor Bloomberg at a press conference this morning at New York City's Armory Art Show. "To change the topic, any thoughts on Picasso's Blue Period?" asks a reporter from the Paris Review. There's laughter and Bloomberg says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2010

    Hadley Nagel, Most Perfect Socialite Ever, Graduates (With Honors!) to the New York Times

    ​In 2009, the New York Observer dubbed Hadley Marie Nagel the "Egghead Debutante." At the time, Nagel couldn't believe she had received a four-year scholarship to Johns Hopkins. ("I mean, I didn't apply for it, so it was totally out of the blue!") She was the youngest lobbyist in Washington at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    A Very Special Announcement: Changes at The Village Voice

    ​Hello, Runnin' Scared readers! We have a special programming announcement for you all! Are you ready? You look ready. Here we go:

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    The Daily Kill Dossier, Part 2: Another Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches

    ​Previously, on Lost: we revealed the names of a bunch of people who fate landed in the News Corp. building to go work on Rupert Murdoch's Dharma Initiative, a daily newspaper for the iPad called The Daily. Now we know who some of The Others are. Press Clips, Day 25, The News Corp Daily iPad Kill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Among Celeb Stalkers, Law & Order Creep Could be Worse

    ​Charles Nagel, a 36-year-old Philadelphia man whom the Daily News describes as "a pudgy creep," went on trial in Brooklyn Federal Court today for allegedly stalking and harassing a Law & Order: Criminal Intent star by repeatedly visiting her on the show's set and sending angry Facebook messag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Direct Line: Peter Kaplan on The John Koblin Hire, An iPad App, and WWD's Future

    ​Well, big media change: John Koblin was hired by longtime former New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan -- who is now the editorial director of Fairchild -- to go report on media for Women's Wear Daily. After being assured we were speaking with the actual Peter W. Kaplan (and not one of his ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    BlogBeat: The New Yorker Is Working on a Profile of Nick Denton

    ​After a long hiatus, the column that cost this company a cool mil in advertising has returned! BlogBeat is back, and this week, we're coming out swinging. The New Yorker's working on a forthcoming profile of Gawker Media owner Nick Denton; Guest of a Guest has some disclosure indiscretions; a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The Media T-Shirt Project!

    ​It's Summer, and as we all know, many businesses get slow in the summer. Media is one of these businesses, and in media, you have to diversify in order to stay afloat, or something. It's bad enough you have to concern yourself with the terrible fate of blogger burnout in this heat! But making ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    MOMA to Yoko Ono Regarding Soprano: STFU PLZ

    ​There are only so many people in this world who get to tell Yoko Ono to "turn your goddamn racket down" or something to that effect. The administrators at the Museum of Modern Art are apparently among those people.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    The Rex Sorgatz New York Times Profile is Live, and Just Wrong

    ​What's a Rex Sorgatz? Funny you should ask: He's a guy who came from an alt-weekly background in the midwest to run MSNBC's website, and he now lives in New York consulting on various digital media products when he's not theorizing on things like "Internet Fame" and having his social life doc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Fake Old New York City as the "New" New York City

    ​The New York Times Styles section today takes on the issue of, well, reinventing the Old New York. With restaurants like Keith McNally's Minetta Tavern, the Graydon Carter-owned Monkey Bar and Waverly Inn, and most interestingly, The Lion, a restaurant owned by former MSNBC anchor and Abrams ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Adolfo Carrion Comes Back to NYC, but Maybe Not the Way He Wanted To

    ​Former Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion, who left city politics to become the first director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, is coming home via another federal gig. Carrion will be leaving his current job to become the regional director of New York and New Jersey for HUD. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    2010 Pulitzer Prizes: The Breakdown!

    ​It's that magical time of year again when the uppity nerds of Columbia University bestow upon the people their picks for this year's Best Writing Stuff. And we're going to attempt to add some context to these proceedings as they happen. So, here, we're live-blogging the Pulitzer Prizes. Unfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    NYPD Gang Cops Get Serious About Gangs -- In Bermuda

    ​Talk about a cushy assignment! It would appear that the NYPD has agreed to send gang intelligence investigators to the lavish resort island of Bermuda to help out the cops there. Who arranged this posh retreat? Why, according to Bermuda's paper of record, it was Mayor Michael Bloomberg h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Case Study: How a Bronx Supermarket Lobbyist Takes Down a Competitor

    An enormous supermarket, recently slipped into the Related Companies' Kingsbridge Armory development plan, caused a bit of an uproar among community groups and elected officials in The Bronx. But it caused an even greater upset for Morton Williams, a Bronx-born supermarket chain, which has a store d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    The Sheekey Diaries

    The daily schedules of Kevin Sheekey, deputy mayor for Bloombergian political ambitions, have been posted courtesy of a FOIL request and a good deed by Azi Paybarah, the NY Observer/PolitickerNY's indefatigable political watchdog. In addition to Paybarah's shrewd observations (he notes, for instance ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Newell Late $ Surge Brings Him Within $2.9M of Silver

    Paul Newell, one of the young challengers to Sheldon Silver for his Assembly seat (Luke Henry is the other), made a shocking announcement yesterday: he raised much more than Silver -- $40,015 vs. $19,575 -- in "the most recent filing period." Most of these Silver donations, his campaign points out, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    On First Day of School, Mayor's Ed Policy Gets Spot Exam

    School's back in session, and you know what that means: a local politics story. The New York Times, the Sun, and WABC all have a look at Mayoral Accountability for School Success, a 501(c)(4) non-profit (like the AARP, the NRA, and heavily influenced by Bloomberg official who want the Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    Locals Fear City Will Destroy Coney Island In Order To Save It

    Its ass is Gras? The Grashorn Building, dating to the 1880s, could be replaced by a 30-story hotel. When the city Economic Development Corporation announced last week--via a New York Times article by Charles Bagli--that it was revamping its years-in-the-works rezoning plans for Coney Island, much w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    Albany's Reaction to Spitzer Scandal: 'What the Fuck?'

    Leave it to the governor getting caught with hookers to inject some real candor into the political discourse in Albany. When New York Observer's Azi Paybarah asked Assemblyman Richard Brodsky about whether Eliot should stay or go, the Westchester Democrat predictably punted. But when asked about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Let the Careerists Die

    A friend passed along this item regarding the double suicide of Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake: "I'm sure you've been reading about the suicide couple—the chick killed herself at St. Mark's, the dude walked into the waves at Far Rockaway. Pieces in The LA Times, LA Weekly, NY Observer, etc., et ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2007

    The Fall of a Perfect Dive

    With Siberia closing for good, we restrain the urge to vomit one last glorious time

  • News

    April 20, 2004

    Criticism w/o Critique

    Why some media writers aren't allowed to opine while others get to speak their minds

  • News

    April 6, 2004

    Bloomberg's Accountability?

    Eva Moskowitz's prescription: giving kids a fighting chance well before the third grade

  • News

    September 23, 2003

    Bush Accused by Lords of the Bar

    They Put Him in a Legal Black Hole

  • Columns

    December 10, 2002
  • News

    November 5, 2002

    Tomb Raiders

    Bush's Secret Society Hits the Mainstream

  • News

    August 14, 2001

    Scenes From the Classroom Struggle

    ‘O’ Emerges From the Post-Columbine Teenage Wasteland

  • Music

    May 22, 2001
  • News

    February 20, 2001

    Gag Order on Future Reporters

    Teaching Self-Censorship at Columbia

  • Columns

    August 22, 2000
  • News

    April 11, 2000

    Cracking Up

    Is Talk Jumping on the Antidrug Bandwagon?

  • Long Island Voice

    December 28, 1999
  • News

    October 5, 1999
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    July 20, 1999
  • Specials

    December 29, 1998
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    January 6, 1998
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