By William Crain
Carl Safina
“Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel,”

An impressive lineup of actors and actresses will read some of the best of the best curated from Pushcart’s four decades of anthologies

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The return of the venerable Poetry Marathon

By Richard Barons
Marilyn E. Weigold Donna Davis/Ms. Davis Photography
An 1858 map of the Peconic Bay region, John Douglass, publisher.Suffolk County Historical Society
A Montauk Steamboat Company vessel docked at Long Wharf in Sag Harbor in an undated image.Suffolk County Historical Society
Actors such as Harris Yulin and Jill Eikenberry and authors like the poet Billy Collins will be recorded reading pieces from the new Southampton Review

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Remarkably free of score-settling and gossip, “Independent Ed” ought to be required reading in film schools
Edward Burns and Steven Spielberg on the set of “Public Morals” Edward Burns Photo

“How to succeed in business (and politics and everything else) without really lying.”
Christopher Cerf and Henry Beard