New York magazine’s TV critic, John Leonard, passed away last night at the age of 69. Leonard, who was the editor of the Times Book Review in the early seventies, and wrote about culture for pretty much everyone during his career, had a long association with New York. He had a book review in the third issue of the magazine and was the TV critic from 1984 to the present. He was a fiercely intelligent, passionate writer with a truly original voice, and an omni-cultural critic of a kind that we don’t see much anymore. He will be missed. We’ll pay more extensive tribute later today.
Related: The John Leonard Backlist