On the same day that Deborah Solomon was handed her walking papers by editor Hugo Lindgren, Randy Cohen will also be making his exit from The New York Times Magazine. Cohen penned The Ethicist column for the magazine and now will move on to work on a public radio show about ethics.
Not one to waste any time, Lindgren tapped Ariel Kaminer to take over for Cohen at The Ethicist. Kaminer previously served as editor of the Arts & Leisure section and worked at Lindgren’s old stomping grounds — New York magazine. Kaminer is also a founder of The Ethicist and The Way We Live Now columns at The NYT Magazine. Lindgren spoke glowingly of Kaminer and believes she is more than qualified for the job.
We are excited about the fresh new perspective and enthusiasm that Ariel will bring to the column. As Times readers know, she is a terrific writer with an original voice and a wonderful sense of humor. She is not only familiar with The Ethicist column, she helped usher it into the world, and we feel very confident that it is being passed from one good set of hands to another.