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Postscript: The Enduring Mystery of Scott Clarke 

Try as I might in researching “The Lost Boys of Montauk,” the youngest of the foursome, Scott Clarke, remained an enigma. Until now.

Jun 23, 2022
The Gift of Perception

A Pulitzer winner describes how he reached other writerly spirits, those of note and those just learning to express themselves.

Jun 23, 2022
Out of Acadia

This historical Y.A. novel follows a forced evacuation from Nova Scotia, and a teenage girl who lands in colonial East Hampton.

Jun 16, 2022
King of the Art House

The life of a New York cinephile who for a half-century was a major player in movie theaters and distribution.

Jun 9, 2022
Paul McCartney as Writer

This assemblage of lyric sheets, recollections, photographs, handwritten notes, and drawings is nothing if not unconventional.

Jun 2, 2022
On Writing Behind Masks

Philip Schultz and Jill Bialosky, poet turned memoirist and his editor, will have a meeting of the minds Friday in Sag Harbor.

Jun 2, 2022
American Exile

Zachary Lazar’s new novel is a meditation on life in Trump’s America — and how to escape it.

May 26, 2022
The Promiscuous and the Protean

In Iris Smyles’s new story collection, the pithy brilliance pours forth like water from a sculptural fountain.

May 19, 2022
Isaac Babel, Witness to War

Isaac Babel’s accounts of the Polish-Soviet War of 1920 are so eerily reminiscent of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine that reading Babel now one tries not to shudder at the cyclical madness of history. 

May 12, 2022
Architecture as Storytelling

This is the autobiography of a career more than a man, and an extended essay on a philosophy of architecture.

May 12, 2022
Love and Spy Craft

Writing a biography of the couture-sporting, Slavic companion of “the most toxic leader in American history”? Sounds like trouble.

May 5, 2022
South Fork Poetry: ‘Dark Matter’

In the mind’s eye of a poet.

Apr 28, 2022