By Kevin McCauley
New York Times Sunday op-ed columnist Frank Rich is moving to New York Magazine in June to serve as editor-at-large and columnist focused on politics and culture.
He will oversee a special monthly essay section at the weekly and contribute to the NYM website.
Adam Moss, a NYT alum and editor-in-chief of NYM, praised Rich as a "giant, a powerhouse critic of politics and culture, a rigorous thinker, a glorious stylist, a skeptic and optimist at the same time."
Rich has written op-ed pieces for the Times since 1994. He was the paper’s chief drama critic from 1980-93.
Rich also is a creative consultant to HBO, where he is executive producer of "Veep," a comedy in production starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
In leaving the Times, Rich thanked the paper for the opportunity to "serve in two dream jobs in journalism."
At NYM, Rich believes he will be able to "write with more reflection, variety and space than is possible within the confines of a weekly newspaper column."