Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist who became the chief restaurant critic of The New York Times from 2004 to 2009.
He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He was awarded a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Newspaper Columnist.
He became the first New York Times gay Op-Ed columnist in May 2011.
He wrote a book titled Ambling into History: The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush.