Peter Landesman's 8,500-word feature about the sex-slave trade in the Jan. 25, 2004, New York Times Magazine, "The Girls Next Door," has prompted six columns by Slate press critic Jack Shafer and a response by Times Magazine Editor Gerald Marzorati. Links to Shafer's pieces, Marzorati's response, as well as blogger Daniel Radosh's critical piece and his 2005 exchange with Landesman follow.
"Sex Slaves of West 43rd Street," Jan. 26, 2004
"Doubting Landesman," Jan. 27, 2004
"The Times Magazine Strikes Back," Jan. 28, 2004
"How Not To Handle Press Critics," Jan. 29, 2004
"Enslaved by His Sources," Feb. 3, 2004
"Sex Slaves, Revisited," June 6, 2005
"The Sex-Slavery Epidemic That Wasn't," Sept. 27, 2007
The New York Times Magazine editor defends his writer and his feature, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004.
Daniel Radosh criticizes the Landesman feature Jan. 25, 2004.
Landesman Squares Off Against Shafer
Landesman vs. Shafer, June 9, 2005
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