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Judith Shulevitz

Judith Shulevitz is an American journalist, editor and culture critic. She has been a columnist for Slate and The New York Times Book Review and currently serves as a columnist for, and the science editor of, The New Republic.


  • Career 1
  • Personal 2
  • Books 3
  • References 4


Shulevitz has worked as a writer and editor for [2] Rebecca Goldstein, in The New York Times, wrote, "True to the tradition she loves, [Shulevitz] displays a reassuring double-mindedness toward almost everything except erudition." [3]

Shulevitz wrote the "Close Reader" column for The New York Times Book Review from 2001 through 2003. Before that, she was one of the founding editors of Slate, the culture editor, and a daily columnist for the magazine.[4] Shulevitz got her start in editing as co-editor of Lingua Franca with Margaret Talbot.[5] The magazine won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence under their editorship in 1993. Shulevitz later worked as deputy editor of New York Magazine, and wrote a column there as well.[5] She has also contributed to The New Yorker.


She is a Jew.[6] Shulevitz graduated from Yale University in 1986, having majored in French. She married Nicholas Lemann in 1999.[7] Lemann is a professor at, and was formerly the dean of, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[8] They have two children.


  • The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time (Random House, March 2010)


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  3. ^ "Book Review". The New York Times. 2010-03-25. 
  4. ^ Timothy Egan (1996-04-29). "In the Capital Of Cyberspace, But Far From Capital Politics". New York Times. 
  5. ^ a b Cynthia Cotts (1999-06-08). "Condécor". Village Voice. 
  6. ^ Judith Shulevitz, Making Room For The Sabbath
  7. ^ "Judith Shulevitz, Nicholas Lemann- New York Times". New York Times. 1999-11-07. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Arenson, Karen (2003-04-16). "Columbia Names Dean For Its Journalism School". New York Times. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
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