The Press: New Aisle Man

"Everybody's happy the Times finally made up its mind about a drama critic," wrote the New York Daily News's Broadway columnist, Robert Sylvester. "Now Yogi Berra and Toots Shor can relax."

In the months since veteran Drama Critic Brooks Atkinson announced his retirement (TIME, Dec. 28), the question of a successor became one of New York's favorite guessing games—and indeed it did sometimes seem as though Yogi Berra had a chance. But last week the mantle fell on Howard Taubman, 52, a first-rate reporter as well as the Times's music critic for the past five years, who thus takes over the most...

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