New Yorkers who stared, slightly befuddled, at last week’s covers of Us Weekly, People and Star would be forgiven if they thought they had entered a parallel universe in which their pop culture touchstones had suddenly been cast aside in favor of the living-room obsessions of Indiana housewives. But perhaps they had just missed the Read More
By Doree Shafrir 5/15/09 4:37pm
PHILADELPHIA – At around 10:15 this morning, Judge Frank Blumberg of Room 504 of the Criminal Justice Center at 13th and Filbert streets in Philadelphia sauntered into his courtroom, ready to begin the day’s hearings.
On his docket for the day: a woman asking for a murder charge in which no one had been killed Read More
By Doree Shafrir 5/12/09 9:49pm
Sorry I’ve been MIA everyone … a CERTAIN SOMEONE has been keeping me busy!
2:24PM May 7 from web
@[redacted] I can’t say who … Besides he’d kill me if he even knew I mentioned him! Good thing he barely knows what the Internet is.
2:27PM May 7 from web in response to [redacted] Read More
By Doree Shafrir 5/05/09 7:36pm
Franklin Lakes is a leafy New Jersey suburb of large homes and Republicans. Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik lives there; noted Harvard plagiarist Kaavya Viswanathan grew up there; and Michael Jackson reportedly bunked there for three months in 2007. According to the U.S. Census, Franklin Lakes is more than 90 percent white; Read More
By Doree Shafrir 5/04/09 4:32pm
The long, strange saga of the hipster grifter, aka Kari Ferrell, appears to be coming to a close—or at least a game-changing pause. We admit that the notion of Ms. Ferrell eluding capture for months, even years, befriending twentysomethings in tattooed enclaves across the country while she insisted that she had been framed (or Read More
By Doree Shafrir 4/28/09 4:11pm
The Fresh Meadows apartment complex, which is, not coincidentally, in Fresh Meadows, Queens, is a series of low-slung rental buildings interspersed with grassy knolls and cul-de-sacs, and sort of feels like a smaller, homier Stuyvesant Town, except everyone has cars and it’s a good 10-minute drive through fancy Jamaica Estates to the nearest subway station, Read More
By Doree Shafrir 4/16/09 10:19pm
We reached hipster grifter Kari Ferrell’s Salt Lake City bail-bond agent—who has been working on the Kari Ferrell, a.k.a. the Hipster Grifter, case since last June—this afternoon, and agreed to grant anonymity because the agent had safety concerns (bail-bond agents are not exactly popular with a certain demographic that is demonstrably prone to crime, Read More
By Doree Shafrir 4/16/09 6:07pm
Since we published our story about the hipster grifter Kari Ferrell yesterday, the Internet has been buzzing with information, speculation and sightings. Gothamist reported she’d been spotted Friday night at the Alligator Lounge in Williamsburg. Vice got an email from someone saying they’d seen her on Saturday in Read More
By Doree Shafrir 4/15/09 11:00am
It’s likely that when Kari Ferrell walked into the Vice magazine offices in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last month to interview for an administrative assistant job, they thought they’d hit the jackpot. Ms. Ferrell—petite, 22 years old, of Korean heritage—had a huge tattoo of a phoenix across her chest and a cute pixie haircut. She was talkative, Read More
By Doree Shafrir 3/24/09 4:47pm
Can’t believe author photo for new book taken before new haircut. Pub company never gonna spring for new one … : (
2:45 PM March 12 from TwitterFon
Wonder if I’ll even be recognized on The Today Show tomorrow morning. Eek!
3:15 PM March 12th from TwitterFon
@[redacted] Aw you’re so sweet!!
3:17 Read More