According to cruise industry news site Cruise-Community.com, Jason Epstein, husband of Judith Miller, the “New York Times” reporter jailed for not revealing confidential sources, just got back from a solo Med cruise. Epstein, former editorial director at Random House and a founder of “New York Review of Books,” sailed on ultraluxury line Silversea with a handful of other luminaries.
Also on board were Julia Reed, political author and columnist, now covering politics for Vogue, and novelist Shirley Lord, a Vogue contributing editor. Lord traveled with husband Abe Rosenthal, who was long-time executive editor and op-ed columnist at “The New York Times.”
Guest lecturer for the sailing was Robert Sam Anson, the celebrated Vietnam War correspondent and author, who is working on a book about U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. Anson gave a talk about a possible presidential run by Sen. Hillary Clinton in 2008.