Though I was a naïf from California, new to New York and the Times, I was acquainted with the work of David Levine, whose caustic caricatures in the New York Review of Books would, I thought, enhance Pfaff’s prose.Read More
Artist Nancy Stahl, a digital drawing pioneer, created the brilliant (literally) image you see here: a copyrighted idea glowing on a locked computer window. An ideal accompaniment to the essay.Read More
“Liberal” has become a beleaguered word, and people have come to think of liberals as weak. But liberalism just takes what we know about life and applies it to a political theory.Read More
I pray that cagey Kavennah won’t have the same luck as the pathetic Clarence Thomas.
I remember — vividly — Anita Hill’s hearing. Hill was gentle, soft-spoken; I wanted her to be angry.
Leonard, you seductive devil:
You sat on my bed in the Chelsea Hotel
Idiotically, I refused you.
Roland Topor is my all-time favorite human. Our friendship developed over scores of phone conversations about the Op-Ed subjects I commissioned him to illustrate. Without reading their texts, he created deft drawings for the Op-Ed page of The Times.Read More
Now that the president is trumpeting the return of Korean War veterans’ remains, I’m reminded of an Op-Ed story we ran during my early days of art directing that page at The New York Times.Read More
Had Sylvester Stallone not lobbied him, President Trump wouldn’t have posthumously pardoned heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. The White House doesn’t say how often Trump and Stallone communicate, but the president seems infatuatedRead More
Just a reminder of what you already know & why I unsuccessfully sought to publish David Levine's naked, tattooed-with-his-war-crimes Kissinger in The Times (but managed to get it on my book's 2nd edition cover).Read More