Allan Kozinn has been reassigned to "general cultural criticism." Norman Lebrecht has the story, which Kozinn confirms on his Facebook page. Well, okay, Kozinn confirms the reassignment. Lebrecht has a lot about the supposed political machinations at the Times; I have no idea how to evaluate what he says. There is a petition at Change.org asking the Times to reinstate Kozinn.
I am tremendously sorry to hear about this, and one need only read a couple of Kozinn's articles - for example, his recent Cage piece - to understand what a mistake the Times is making.