Robert P. Levin was born and raised in Philadelphia but has lived in Toronto for nearly a quarter century now. He's an editor at The Globe and Mail (Canada's national newspaper). Previously he was executive editor of Maclean's (Canada's national newsmagazine) and a Newsweek writer in New York before that. He's long been known as Bob Levin but has assumed the byline of Robert P. Levin to avoid confusion with another BSR contributor named Bob Levin, who's a lawyer in Berkeley, California.
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Farewell, old Newsweek
When newsmags ruled the world: The Newsweek I remember
I don't know whether print is dead. I just know the famous magazine that informed my world as a kid, and then gave me a wondrous break into big-time journalism, is now but a digital shadow.
The Zen of getting canned
Losing a job isn't cancer (but then, what is?)
Surely surviving cancer, three different times, would throw everything else in life into perspective, I thought. Then I got fired.
What's cancer really like?
The romancing of cancer (by one who's been there)
Take it from one who knows from experience: We do cancer patients a disservice if we see the fight but not the rage, the fear, the full storm of emotions that strikes mortals facing their own mortality.
Fear and integration in Wynnefield, c. 1970
You've got to be carefully taught: Wynnefield before the whites fled
To a kid growing up there, Wynnefield was a far more interesting, vital neighborhood in the years after integration and before our parents' panic ended that all too brief era.