Semi-Retired Columnist and Critic
Jeff Simon began working at The News as a copyboy 57 years ago. Since that time, he has been closely involved in all aspects of The News' cultural coverage – as critic, columnist and Arts and Books editor for 25 years.
It seems to me what's been happening in a publishing and media world is a little like a newly colonized country having to learn a new language, Simon says.
This year's Academy Awards presentation could be truly horrendous or they could also be wildly creative and fascinating, Simon says.
"You need to have two TVs – at least – to see everything worth seeing that is network television at 10 p.m. Thursday nights," writes Jeff Simon.
News critic Jeff Simon takes readers behind the scenes on some of the many interviews he has conducted over the years.
David Thomson isn't just in the pantheon of truly great living movie critics, he's the only one who has written two books that I consider requisites in any home library of serious movie lovers.
"CBS got its money's worth out of its Sunday Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband Prince Harry," writes Jeff Simon.
"I pledged not to lie here. Reading Dr. Seuss to my growing daughter was one of the greatest joys of my long life," writes Jeff Simon.
"The human species is just not given to one-dimensionality. We are vastly messier than that," writes Jeff Simon.