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Brian’s Song

Unvarnished, unfiltered, and insidery, here are the Beatles on the eve of John Lennon’s assassination, with one heck of a Yoko Ono story to boot.

Jul 18, 2024
Poetry, Poetry — and More Poetry

Poetry fans, from Lucas Hunt in Bridgehampton to Leah Umansky and Joyce Jacobson in Sag Harbor to Bruce Whitacre in both places, readings abound.

Jul 18, 2024
Fletcher Is in Trouble

Following her hit “Fleishman Is in Trouble,” Taffy Brodesser-Akner returns with a new exploration of family life, this one spurred by a patriarch’s kidnapping.

Jul 11, 2024
Talent Wins Out

Audrey Flack, an art world iconoclast, died on Friday. Her memoir holds nothing back, from the boorish big boys to parsing who the real feminists were to knowing when she nailed a masterpiece.

Jul 3, 2024
Female Innovators of Retail

Julie Satow’s book reminds us how Hortense Odlum of Bonwit Teller, Dorothy Shaver of Lord & Taylor, and Geraldine Stutz of Henri Bendel remade American fashion retailing.

Jun 27, 2024
Kathy Engel Reads New Poems

Kathy Engel will read from “Dear Inheritors,” her new poetry collection, on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the meetinghouse of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton. Five other poets will join in.

Jun 20, 2024
Dublin Cloak-and-Dagger

Flynn Berry’s taut new thriller follows two Belfast sisters and I.R.A. informants as they flee a troubled past to make new lives in Dublin.

Jun 19, 2024
To Be Gay and Conservative

Neil J. Young has given us a nuanced look at the roles gay people have played in conservative American politics from the 1920s to the Biden administration.

Jun 12, 2024
Tea and Poets Three at the Library

Poets with poetry collections in hand will convene in the East Hampton Library’s courtyard on Saturday for a reading.

Jun 5, 2024
Excavating the Past 

Paul Auster’s last novel follows a philosophy professor as he digs through his lost wife’s poems and her journal of Vietnam-era America.

Jun 5, 2024
The Women Behind T.R.

Who knew the most masculine of American presidents was in fact a product of the nurturing of the women in his life?

May 29, 2024
Possessed by Sea and Sky

Re-released after 25 years, Jon Schueler’s memoir, “The Sound of Sleat,” remains a gripping portrait of an artist in the throes of the creative impulse.

May 22, 2024