Nearly four months ago, New York magazine rocked the Manhattan media world by poaching star op-ed columnist Frank Rich from The New York Times. In an unbylined March 1 post on its website, the city weekly said that Rich would start in July as "an essayist for the magazine, writing monthly on politics and culture, and will serve as an editor-at-large, editing a special monthly section anchored by his essay. He will also be a commentator on nymag.com, engaging in regular dialogues on the news of the week."
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