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Maureen Dowd to Join NYT Magazine as Staff Writer

The New York Times announced Monday that longtime columnist Maureen Dowd will join the New York Times Magazine as a staff writer, part of an overhaul of the glossy Sunday feature spearheaded by former Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein. She will still write her weekly op-ed column, which is largely about how the presidency fails to be like in the movies.

“Maureen is one of The Times’s signature writers. Period,” Silverstein said in a statement. “And as we work toward a redesign that will put new emphasis on stylish, long-form narratives, she’ll be a brilliant addition to our team. While I can’t disclose any specific assignments yet, I can reveal that Maureen’s subject matter for the magazine will range far afield from her current bailiwick of politics, foreign affairs, Hollywood, and edible marijuana.”

Dowd won a Pulitzer for her coverage of the Monica Lewinsky affair in the late 90s, a subject to which she’s returned often as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign emerges like a black sail on the horizon and Lewinsky herself has tiptoed back into the public eye. Dowd most recently almost died from eating marijuana.

[h/t New York Times]

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