Fine writers and close friends gathered Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the passions and the prescience of Molly Ivins, the larger-than-life Texan who spent every day of her life fighting for what she believed in, until cancer killed her last January, at the age of 62.
The crowd at the Society for Ethical Culture included former Read More
Omaha Blues: A Memory Loop, by Joseph Lelyveld. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 226 pages, $22.
In 1964, an Ohio rabbi named Arthur Lelyveld went to Hattiesburg, Miss., and started knocking on doors in black neighborhoods, encouraging people to register to vote. A local white man promptly bashed his head in with a tire iron.
The announcement that New York Times editorial-page editor Howell Raines will succeed Joseph Lelyveld as the paper’s next executive editor hardly came as a shocker. As one Times reporter noted, the “smart money” had been on Mr. Raines for ages, to the point where the practice of handicapping the chances of Mr. Raines and his Read More
A little more than one year from now–April 5, 2002– The New York Times’ executive editor, Joseph Lelyveld, will turn 65, the mandatory retirement age for editors at the paper. Speculation about Mr. Lelyveld’s successor has raged for years, and the consensus has been that there are two contenders: Bill Keller, The Times ‘ managing Read More
Public Lives, The New York Times ‘ “non-gossip gossip column,” as executive editor Joseph Lelyveld prefers to call it, turned 1 year old on Jan. 6. To most Times watchers, that’s hard to believe. It seems like just yesterday they were stroking their chins over such impeccably sourced items as the one that went: “Casey Read More
The next time you feel underappreciated at work, consider the lot of three reporters for Bloomberg Business News–Carrick Mollenkamp, Adam Levy and Joseph Menn–who together authored The People vs. Big Tobacco , a Barbarians at the Gate -like account of the events that led the nation’s tobacco companies to agree, in June 1997, to a Read More