By Joseph Tusiani, New York State poet laureate emeritus

This conservation success story holds many lessons: historical, political, horticultural, philosophical, personal — and feminist.
Carole Stone and Virginia Walker take to the lectern at 6 tonight for an en plein air poetry series in Southampton.

A psychological thriller that moves swiftly and is often a lot of fun, but readers should be warned to put down their thinking caps — or turn them completely inside out.
Authors Night has landed at the old Principi farm — you know, the controversial 555 address? So read on, book lovers . . .
The Star welcomes submissions of essays for its “Guestwords” column of between 700 and 1,200 words.
Forget “full-service” advertising, now the game is selling access to your day-to-day life and altering your behavior for profit.

A shrewd, knowledgeable, insider satire about Washington, D.C., and American politics — specifically gun politics — by a smart, funny former congressman.
A dark graphic tale of revenge and recrimination, pinkos and private detectives in the Hollywood blacklist days of the early 1950s.
The domestic detective appears to be having her moment, from the “girl” thrillers to the “wife” suspense novels. And now, the Hollywood-beckoning “The Banker’s Wife” by Cristina Alger of Quogue.
Jonathan Silin explores the curiously in-between years of 60 to 80 at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday.

This is not so much a book about color as a ramble through allusions and associations triggered by color in chapters headed by the spectrum of a rainbow.

By Philip Schultz, from his latest collection, ‘Luxury’