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Tom Wicker

'Being Gay Meant Sadness, Illness, and Death' (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-01-20140730TomWicker2small.jpgWhat was your first impression of the gay community? For Tom Wicker it was illness, death, and filth.

One Artist's Love Affair With New York City, Frozen In Time

Tom Wicker | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
Tom Wicker

Tucked between the ever-shifting tectonic plates of New York’s bustling urban landscape on the Upper East Side, Casa de Costa is an oasis of calm: a...

Dan Rather In His Own Voice

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

We seem to iconize certain newsies which is maybe why we have two new biographies in audio and print about veteran television newsfolk: Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.

Tom Wicker and the Age of Conscience

Gary Hart | Posted 01.26.2012 | Media
Gary Hart

Today's political journalists think the world would work much better if political leaders would simply govern the way the journalist thinks they should. Tom Wicker knew that his job was not to govern: his job was to provide a conscience for those who governed.

My Hour With Tom Wicker

Don McNay | Posted 01.25.2012 | Media
Don McNay

I was sent by Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign to coordinate an event in Ohio towards the end of Gore's candidacy. After it ended, I gave T...

Former NYT Columnist Dies

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 01.25.2012 | Media

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Tom Wicker, the former New York Times political reporter and columnist whose career soared following his acclaimed coverage of...