Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Steven Winn says goodbye to The Chronicle

Monday, December 8, 2008

Shortly after I came to work at The Chronicle, near the end of the Carter administration, I spent six months in what was called the People section. It was the place where "women's stories" used to go, the human-interest features and pieces about fashion, debutante balls and lifestyle, whatever that meant. Armistead Maupin, Joan Chatfield-Taylor, Jon Carroll, Ruthe Stein, Michael Robertson and Sylvia Rubin were among the first-rate writers for that now long-gone section.

As I wrote Steve, it's one thing to be a dinosaur but it's another thing -- kind of an honor, really -- to be a dinosaur in the Year of the Asteroid.

Steve made a good boot. So did I.

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