Charles Champlin
Remembering art critic Charles Champlin

To the editor: Charles Champlin was such a humble man. He and I once were sitting next to each other, and we were both scheduled to talk before a huge auditorium of college students about journalism and the people we had interviewed. ("Charles Champlin dies at 88; former L.A. Times arts editor, critic," Nov. 17) I said to him: "Oh my goodness. I'm so scared being on a panel with someone like you. That they're going to think I don't belong here with someone like you." He laughed and took my hand and told me, "Every time I get up to speak at one of these things, I think, when are they going to find out?" He reassured me I'd do just...