Film critic Stanley Kauffmann
Mr. Kauffmann, the New York-born son of a dentist, started at the New Republic in 1958 and remained there - except for a brief interlude - for the rest of his life, becoming one of the oldest working critics in history. He wrote during a dynamic era and was among the last survivors of a generation that included Pauline Kael and Andrew Sarris.
"I think it is the end of an era," David Thomson, a fellow critic at the New Republic, wrote.
As a publishing editor, he twice helped make history. In 1953, at Ballantine Books, he took on a disturbing novel about a future society in which books are burned - Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.