April 25, 2005 |
As Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld was fading away in a Cleveland hospice, his son gripped the older man's hand, reflecting on the "paradox of this unfailingly loving father who was almost as consistently beyond reach." It would be years before those reflections propelled veteran New York Times foreign correspondent and editor Joseph Lelyveld to explore things he "only half understood or never grasped at all while they were happening" in his boyhood.
December 8, 1985 |
This book is not an easy read. Perhaps no book about South Africa is, or will be for a long time to come. Its author, Joseph Lelyveld, now The New York Times bureau chief in London, is one of America's most respected journalists.
May 22, 2001 |
Joseph Lelyveld, widely credited with guiding the New York Times to the peak of its long-term journalistic excellence, will retire as executive editor in September and will be succeeded by Howell Raines, the editor of the paper's editorial pages. Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the Times, made the announcement of the changes late Monday afternoon in the paper's third-floor newsroom. Lelyveld, who turned 64 last month, could have remained as executive editor until his 65th birthday.
June 11, 1991 |
Some mornings lately, the newspaper that is historically the most influential in America is inspiring a little eye-rubbing, even some expressions of astonishment. Is this the same paper that for so long has set standards in American journalism? One headline, under a picture of a prominent basketball coach with his arms stretched upright, tries to be funny by echoing a deodorant commercial: "Raise your hands if you're sure."
April 12, 2011
BOOKS Rebecca Skloot Science writer Rebecca Skloot will read from and discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," a deeply reported exploration of the life and legacy of a poor black woman who died of cancer in 1951 but whose cell samples, taken without her knowledge, allowed for countless medical breakthroughs, including the polio vaccine. Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free (reservations recommended). (213) 228-7025. http://www.aloudla.org . Deborah Vankin and Jen Wang Two debut graphic novelists will be on hand to present their works, both of which capture the indirection and heedless energy of youth.
April 13, 2011
Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India Joseph Lelyveld Alfred A. Knopf: 432 pps., $28.95