I belatedly note Alan Levy's death - sad news. I never met him. I sometimes wondered at the subjects he picked for his profiles. But I always read them. There was almost always something interesting, some connection, that made his pieces very much worthwhile. I note also that detractors seemed always to have read his pieces as well. And I always disliked the way some people ranted about his "left bank of the 90s" tagline. I mean, so what? Most of the people upset with that weren't even here in those days, and perhaps were even among those who came expecting to find something like that....