Andrew Goldman is leaving ‘Talk’ post at ‘New York Times Magazine’

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The New York Times Magazine is getting a new columnist for its weekly Q & A feature.

Andrew Goldman, the writer on Its most recent incarnation, "Talk," bid farewell to fans on Twitter today and said that his column in the most recent issue, an interview with Marcia Gay Harden, was his last.

Goldman took over after Deborah Solomon was fired during the shakeup in early 2011 that accompanied Hugo Lindgren being named editor of the magazine. She had contributed the "Questions For" column for some eight years.

In October of last year, Goldman was temporarily suspended from the column after a fight with writer Jennifer Weiner in which he made comments on Twitter that the Times public editor called "insulting and profane" at the time. More recently, popular interviews, including one with Billy Joel he did for the magazine outside the regular column, have been heavily boosted in the same medium.

Reached for comment, a Times spokesperson would only say the matter of Goldman's successor is still up in the air. But a source with knowledge of the magazine's plans said "Talk" would likely be filled by a rotating cast until a permanent replacement is named.

For this Sunday's edition, which is scheduled to be published online tomorrow, Amy Chozick interviewed venture capitalist Ken Lerer. Chozick was recently named a political reporter with a focus on the Clintons after having covered the corporate media beat for more than a year.