Katha Pollitt and Steven Lukes were married yesterday at Provence, a restaurant in Manhattan. Justice Emily Jane Goodman of State Supreme Court in Manhattan officiated.Ms. Pollitt, 56, is keeping her name. She writes a magazine column, Subject to Debate, in The Nation and is the author of Virginity or Death! and Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time, a collection of her columns scheduled to be published by Random House in June. She is also the author of Antarctic Traveller (1982), a volume of poetry. She graduated from Radcliffe and received a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia. Ms. Pollitt is the daughter of the late Leanora and Basil Pollitt, who lived in Brooklyn.
Dr. Lukes, 65, is a professor of sociology at New York University and the author of Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work (1973), and The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat: A Comedy of Ideas (1995). He graduated from Oxford, where he also received a master’s degree and a doctorate in sociology. Dr. Lukes is the son of the late Martha and Stanley Lukes, who lived in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England.
The bride’s first marriage ended in divorce. The bridegroom was a widower.
On the whole I was taught by people who were taught by Steven Lukes, so, indirectly, I suppose he has something to answer for.