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Ex-New York Observer editor Kaplan dies at 59
Associated Press, by Karen Matthews

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Posted By:Zarin, 12/2/2013 6:58:10 AM

Peter Kaplan, the former editor of The New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City," has died. He was 59. Kaplan died Friday of cancer in New York City, said his wife, Lisa Chase. He edited the Observer from 1994 to 2009. The salmon-colored weekly has a reach beyond its circulation of about 50,000 because it is read by the Manhattan-based movers and shakers it covers. Kaplan was credited with honing the paper´s snarky tone and with hiring writers who became influential voices of their era. Bushnell´s column about love

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: desertcowboy, 12/2/2013 7:41:56 AM     (No. 9636483)

Peter who?? His real accomplishment to warrant this attention was....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MissMolly, 12/2/2013 7:49:04 AM     (No. 9636489)

Maybe reading the article would give you a clue, #1. Or rading any of the many other articles from numerous sources available over the weekend about Mr. Kaplan.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: desertcowboy, 12/2/2013 8:04:28 AM     (No. 9636514)

I read the article and was not impressed; stuck me as MSM people puffing up their alleged accomplishments. No patents to his name, no new companies, no scientific discoveries, no bavery indicated and no accomplishments that improved society. Just another left wing editor that further lowered the bar on journalism. I have a clue and I´m not impressed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/2/2013 10:16:47 AM     (No. 9636714)

That´s nice. I loathed Sex and the City with a fierce loathing. A more shallow bunch of women I have seldom seen in fiction.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/2/2013 2:22:29 PM     (No. 9637024)

#4, I never watched the show, but saw a clip and liked the line from Kim Cattrall in reference to another woman who apparently enjoyed taking her top off at parties: "Those things have made so many appearances, they should have their own agent!"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Megrits, 12/2/2013 7:54:57 PM     (No. 9637381)

I thought Sex and the City was an offensive, vulgar piece of liberal excrement; beyond that, it was boring.

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