HOLT, JIM.  American humorist. Formerly editor of The New Leader, a political biweekly and contributor to New York magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker. Entry originally published in Slate. Later included among The Slate Diaries, edited by Jodi Kantor, Cyrus Krohn, and Judith Shulevitz. Introduction by Michael Kinsley. New York, Perseus Book Group, 2000. Copyright © 2000 by Michael Kinsley. Reprinted by permission of PublicAffairs, a member of the Perseus Book Group.