Arts

    Out this week in paperback, Helen Schulman’s “This Beautiful Life” is a highly contemporary tale of woe. The novel looks at how a family manages and fails to manage in the grip of a thoroughly distressing...

    In addition to a number of recorded and simulcast offerings of opera-related performances this year, the Southampton Cultural Center will present a live performance of “La Tragedie de Carmen” by the Stony Brook Opera...
    The new year has brought new gifts to the Parrish Art Museum in South­ampton, with both significant contributions to its capital campaign and boosts to its permanent collection.
Ashawagh Heats Up     Karyn Mannix Contemporary will present the seventh annual iteration of its “Love and Passion” series at Asha­wagh Hall in Springs this weekend. Opening on Saturday, the show this year has the...

Story Slam at the Goat     The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor has invited adults to step away from their computer and television screens and connect with one another offline during a “story slam” beginning...
   Up a creaky flight of stairs in a brightly painted orange room, Scott Chaskey, director of the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, sat down two weeks ago behind his orderly desk for an interview about the farm...
   With our first winter storm behind us, some South Fork denizens may find themselves hunkered down in front of the fire, Wii, DVR or DVD player, or all of the above. Kate Mueth has other ideas though, for her and for us, if we are so...
   Necessity breeds invention and eventually, the disparate but common threads of the East Hampton artistic community were bound to find a way to reknit themselves into a haphazard whole.     Cynthia Loewen, an artist who...

   On a day in early January, a crew of five dedicated technicians worked painstakingly in a large, unheated, vacant church building to dismantle and save a historic pipe organ and, they hope, eventually find a new location for it....
   Hugh W. Wyatt, a black Cherokee Indian and Sag Harbor resident, is preparing to “put the beauty and creativity of the world on display” at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater. The shows on Saturday and Sunday are in honor...

   Songs from Brazil will warm Bridgehampton at a concert tomorrow in the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s archive building at 2539-A Montauk Highway at 7 p.m. Ludmilla and Marcello, a Brazilian duo, will perform music made...
Madoo Benefit Photo Show     Diana Frank will share her photography at Pierre’s restaurant in Bridgehampton beginning with a reception on Saturday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m.

    Now in its 36th year, the annual Pushcart Prize anthology, “Best of the Small Presses,” has become a standard title for anyone interested in a sampling of who or what is happening in contemporary American literature.