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The People’s Artist

Brad Gooch continues his explorations of the culture of the 1980s in “Radiant,” his biography of the art star and activist Keith Haring.

Apr 17, 2024
Our Security Fetish

Fearmongering and the ubiquity of security capitalism are everyone’s problem, two academics write in “Trapped,” a powerful yet accessible volume.

Apr 10, 2024
The New York Experiment

Behold “Language City,” a linguistic Baedeker of New York, especially its outer boroughs, which have become home to so many immigrant populations. But can the new Babel work?

Apr 3, 2024
An Early D.I.Y. Master

Frank Johnson drew hundreds of remarkably accomplished comic strips over five decades, without any formal training in art and in complete obscurity. Until now.

Mar 27, 2024
South Fork Poetry: ‘Osprey’

From a new collection by George Held, just in time for the osprey’s arrival.

Mar 20, 2024
Across the Psyche’s Terrain

Irene Cairo’s collection of closely observed, ruminative stories, often examining family life, will reward rereading.

Mar 20, 2024
Where Have We Been, Where Are We Headed?

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian argues that the threats to the American Republic we see today have been present in our culture from the start.

Mar 13, 2024
Book Markers: Sussman’s Gangsters, Scholarships for Writers

Jeffrey Sussman reads from “Tinseltown Gangsters” twice over, while the Southampton Writers Conference scholarship deadline looms.

Mar 6, 2024
Owl in the Family

An eminent ecologist’s life is changed when he rescues an injured screech owlet and they come to a certain, yes, understanding.

Mar 6, 2024
A Spy’s Seduction

In this sophisticated espionage novel, Lea Carpenter’s young heroine seeks experience in her search for an identity. She gets more than she bargained for.

Feb 28, 2024
Chaskey Talks Cultivation and Kinship

The author of “Soil and Spirit” will be in discussion with Evan Harris, writer and Star book reviewer, on Saturday at Guild Hall.

Feb 21, 2024
Against the Grain

Ellen Feldman’s new historical novel brings vivid characters, juicy details, skillful pacing, and a solid plot, all in post-World War II New York.

Feb 21, 2024