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Deborah Solomon Fired From New York Times Magazine ‘Questions For’ Column

Fresh off last week's brilliantly awkward Q&A with a female Goldman executive, Times Magazine columnist Deborah Solomon announced to the Observer today that she's leaving behind her Q&A feature. "My immediate plan is to devote myself to my long-overdue, almost-finished biography of Norman Rockwell, which will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux," she tells the salmon-tinted paper. "I had eight great years writing the column, and I have been encouraged by the paper's top brass to continue writing for the paper. Naturally, I also plan to continue asking as many impertinent questions as possible." Solomon was swept out as a part of new editor Hugo Lindgren's housecleaning efforts as he shapes the magazine into his own image. He's also done away with Virginia Heffernan's "The Medium" column.

Deborah Solomon Out at New York Times Magazine [NYO]

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