Last week Ken Tucker announced he's quitting his job as New York's movie critic to return to Entertainment Weekly and the comfortable bosom of Time Inc. This week, Adam Moss & Co. make a quick recovery by snapping up Slate critic David Edelstein to fill Tucker's still-warm aisle seat.

We've long been fans of Edelstein's Slate work, so we're happy to see him join New York, even if not till January. Hopefully this one sticks around.

The full release is after the jump.

For Immediate Release
November 22, 2005
Contact: Serena Torrey

David Edelstein Named Film Critic for New York Magazine

NEW YORK - New York magazine editor-in-chief Adam Moss announced today that David Edelstein will be New York magazine's new film critic. Edelstein will join New York magazine's staff and begin writing reviews in January 2006.

Edelstein is the movie critic for Slate and National Public Radio's Fresh Air, and also a regular commentator for CBS Sunday Morning. He has also been a critic for the Village Voice, the New York Post and Rolling Stone. He is the co-author, with producer Christine Vachon, of the book, Shooting to Kill, and a member of the National Society of Film Critics. Edelstein lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Crown senior editor Rachel Klayman, and two daughters.

"I am wild about David's film criticism and couldn't he happier that he's agreed join our magazine," said Moss. "And I'm equally excited about David's ability to put his talents to work on our website, As we re-launch and grow this important piece of the company, David will be a critical player in the expansion of our online cultural authority."

New York Magazine's current film critic, Ken Tucker, has announced that he will return to Entertainment Weekly as editor-at-large in January.

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