In this Sept. 10, 2007 photo, New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan sits at his desk in New York City. Kaplan, who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to
In this Sept. 10, 2007 photo, New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan sits at his desk in New York City. Kaplan, who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City," died Friday, Nov. 30, 2013, in New York, of cancer, said his wife, Lisa Chase. He was 59. (Chester Higgins/AP Photo/New York Times)