Archive for April, 2014

Basil Paterson, trailblazing New York politician, former Gov. David Paterson’s father, dead at 87

April 17, 2014 | Faculty

Basil Paterson, the father of former Gov. David A. Paterson and one of the pioneering lions of Harlem politics, died Wednesday night, according to a spokesman for his son. He was 87.

My Son, the Pornographer

April 16, 2014 | Alumni

In his tennis whites on the courts of a retirement community in Sarasota, Florida, Nat Lehrman doesn’t fit the image of an aging sexual revolutionary: he’s no jowly Hugh Hefner in a red silk robe, nor Al Goldstein, homeless and pathetic. But then Lehrman, the editor responsible for transforming Playboy in the 1960s from just another spicy Esquire knockoff into a path-breaking national forum for the discussion of sexuality, has always been less a sex fiend than an old-school Brooklyn journalist.

Joan Miller, Modern-Dance Champion, Dies at 77

April 4, 2014 | Faculty

Joan Miller, a dancer, teacher and enduring presence in modern dance in New York since the 1970s, died on March 23 at her home in Manhattan. She was 77.

Eddie Lawrence Dies at 95; Comedy’s ‘Old Philosopher’

April 2, 2014 | Alumni

When Eddie Lawrence first performed his new comedy routine for his agent and a few entertainment executives, they told him that they loved it but that it was too clever for most people to understand. Mr. Lawrence had more faith in his audience.