(these pix ganked from listener Garrett Sheehan)
My old running dog from the NYPress, Sam Sifton, is a culture editor at the New York Times. He’s been there a couple of years, and it’s embarrassingly thrilling for me when I go out to lunch with him and get a glimpse of the interior of the place. Also, the cafeteria, where dudes play chess at the lunch table; a social microcosm I’d love to observe for a while.
He’s got a new thing going on at the online version of the Times, where he responds to readers’ questions. Here’s how hip he is: I sent him one, jokingly, and he actually answered it, with a Young Jeezy quote.
I’ve always loved his style, a mix of hard-boiled and affable. See him at: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/business/media/asktheeditors.html.