As The New York Times keeps striking out with its new op-ed columnists, former Times star Frank Rich brings a bright glow to New York magazine.
Nearly every week on the magazine's web page, Rich gives witty and insightful answers to questions on policies and culture posed by fellow New York staff writer Alex Carp .Rich's sophisticated perspective gives reassurance that the country will survive the Trump era, and tawdry behavior in Hollywood and other celebrity menageries.
In the latest Q&A Wednesday, Rich skewers Trump for his White House debacle with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. He also exposes the waning relevance of the Academy Awards.
Rich's departure to New York magazine was a major loss for the Times. After a career as the newspaper's fearsome drama critic, Rich wrote an essential political column for the newspaper's Sunday op-ed page. While warhorses like Maureen Dowd, Thomas Friedman and Paul Krugman forge on, the newspaper has never recovered from Rich's move.