Dear Reader: If you’re really curious, leave this newspaper, go straight to our Web site, http://www.observer.com, right now, and behold the new managing editor of Time magazine! Time Inc.’s editor in chief, John Huey, as we went to press Tuesday, May 16, planned to name him or her Wednesday morning.
The current managing Read More
Abe Rosenthal died yesterday at the age of 84, from the effects of a severe stroke he suffered two weeks ago. As the dominant editor of The New York Times from 1969 to 1985, he inspired more admiration, emulation and vilification than any other journalist of his generation.
He was an up-from-the-bootstraps New York City Read More
The 9/11 Memorial:
Dignity, Not Dollars
The two towers of the World Trade Center cost more than a billion dollars to build. It may cost the same amount of money to build a memorial to those who died at the site on Sept. 11, 2001.
It goes without saying that a fitting memorial Read More
I met the late Abe Rosenthal once and spent a couple of hours with him, long enough to experience his famous temper. He had alot of rage inside him, which the fly-by psych in me would pinpoint to a tortuous childhood, including his near-crippling illness and the deaths of his father and four sisters, as Read More
This week Edward Klein, brandishing his credentials as the former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the former assistant managing editor at Newsweek, became the pariah of the world that made him-in an era when media villains aren’t hard to find.
There were still only hints on the eve of the book’s release Read More
Was anything timeless inside the New York Times Building? Not the gray metal desks. Times veterans of a certain age remember those gray metal desks, rows of them, with manual typewriters clattering atop them-the fabled, bygone city room. But Times veterans of another age remember the wood ones, with the brass spittoons around them. The Read More
Bill Buford, The New Yorker ‘s fiction editor since 1994, will be leaving his post to become the magazine’s European correspondent. His last issue editing fiction will be the magazine’s Christmas issue, and he will start as a staff writer in January.
“In a way, it’s going from the best editing job in town to Read More
You might think that a journalist who had spent 55 years with The New York Times , working his way up from copy boy to Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent to top editor, a position held with enormous distinction for 17 years, would not deserve to be shabbily dismissed at age 77 by the family that owns Read More
Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America , by Dudley Clendinen and Adam Nagourney. Simon & Schuster, 716 pages, $30.
Finding the Boyfriend Within: A Practical Guide for Tapping Into Your Own Source of Love, Happiness and Respect , by Brad Gooch. Simon & Schuster, 171 pages, $21.
The Times of My Life, and My Life With ‘The Times’ , by
Max Frankel. Random House, 546 pages, $29.95.
One of the many pleasures of Max Frankel’s memoir is his account of
the 30-year war he fought with A.M. (Abe) Rosenthal over who would become
the top editor of The New York Times Read More