Clyde Haberman is a former columnist and foreign correspondent for The New York Times. From 1982 to 1995 he was based in Tokyo, Rome and Jerusalem. Returning home, Haberman wrote NYC, his twice-a-week column on New York, from 1995 to 2011. In 2009 he was part of a Times team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, awarded for coverage of the prostitution scandal to led to Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s resignation. Since 2011 he has written a succession of different columns for The Times. He currently writes the Retro Report essays for The New York Times.