By John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Even in these digital days, it’s a Sunday tradition for many to curl up with the Sunday New York Times. A book, new in paperback, tells some colorful tales from inside the “Gray Lady.”
Jerelle Kraus spent 30 years with the Times and it was nearly that long ago that she began thinking of a book that looked at how art (her field) made its way into the op-ed section, or didn’t, which led to the title.
“All the Art That’s Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn’t).” Those are the really interesting images that were never printed. Now they’re published for the first time. I want readers to have the experience of being and insider and knowing how it works.”
Kraus, who began at the Times not long after the paper started allowing outsiders to contribute to the op-ed section, says some of the art that was rejected ran afoul of one editor among many seeing something nobody else saw, like a sketch of a light bulb that seemed to one chap to be a woman’s breast.