Editorially Infallible: A Tribute to Stanley Kauffmann
October 10, 2013

I started working with Stanley at The New Republic in 1978, when I was twenty-four and he was sixty-two. The best part of my job was proofreading his reviews. It involved no work, since we both regarded him as editorially infallible.

Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: A Gentleman
October 09, 2013

The first time I met Stanley I had just started at The New Republic in the job of assistant literary editor, which has long entailed being the liaison between Stanley and the magazine. For several months I had spoken to him on the phone each week.

Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: A Citizen of a Wider World
October 09, 2013

For decades, readers of The New Republic could not comprehend that their beloved and trusted Stanley Kauffmann was in his seventies, his eighties, and then his nineties. He had started as film critic at the magazine in 1958.

Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: "A Masterpiece Every Week!"
October 09, 2013

In the early 1960s, when I was an undergraduate, I first began reading Stanley Kauffmann in The New Republic, and I got pulled into his eloquent enthusiasms for the exciting new art coming to the States from Italy, France, Sweden, Japan, and Eastern

Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: The First Film Critic I Ever Read
October 09, 2013

Stanley Kauffmann and I went way back together, without ever having met. The New Republic was the first magazine I subscribed to as a high school teen, and Kauffmann the first film critic I regularly read. He was my introducer to Ingmar Bergman, Fran

Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: Conversations Over Apple Juice
October 09, 2013

Among the duties that new Back of the Book assistant editors find on their roster when they first arrive at The New Republic: Go to New York—particularly, the penthouse of a West Village apartment building.

Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: How to Care About the Arts
October 09, 2013

There is an imperturbable grace about Stanley Kauffmann’s writing, a plainspoken clarity in the face of the onslaught that is the movies.

A Tribute: Stanley Kauffmann, 1916-2013
October 09, 2013

We are saddened to report that Stanley Kauffmann, our film critic of more than five decades, died early this morning at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York at age 97. We will be adding to this tribute throughout the day.

Dinner With Seamus Heaney: A Remembrance
August 30, 2013

To start, Seamus ordered cherrystone clams and I had a half-dozen oysters ...