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The Servant’s Revenge

Class warfare in the Hamptons gets personal, and deadly, in Jason Allen’s debut novel, “The East End,” now out in convenient paperback for your reading pleasure.

Apr 2, 2020
Life in the Plague Years

Paul Lisicky’s new memoir, “Later,” is at once a beautifully crafted description of the rhythms of life in a resort community and a story of surviving the height of the AIDS epidemic.

Mar 19, 2020
The Escape Artist

Just what exactly is the legacy of Harry Houdini, this remarkable magician, escape artist, movie star, aviator, author, and investigator of the paranormal?

Mar 12, 2020
South Fork Poetry: Re:Repurposing

Signs of the times . . .

Mar 5, 2020
Stars and Stripes Decoded

A deep dive into the classicism, Christianity, myths, and European heraldry behind Old Glory.

Mar 5, 2020
The Power of Objects

The poet and professor Kimiko Hahn wonders in her new volume what sort of error it is to depend on stuff, as hoarder or as collector. Is it a societal problem of overconsumption? Or is it simply a behavior observable by a scientist?

Feb 27, 2020
Digging Into ‘American Dirt’

What exactly is the acceptable racial alchemy for fiction?

Feb 20, 2020
Crazy, Like a Fox?

And this week in part two of the mother of all Trump book reviews? The reality TV star gets political.

Feb 20, 2020
Crazy, Like a Fox?

Donald Trump's unlikely, but far from accidental, path to the presidency, as told by those who were there.

Feb 13, 2020
The Great Divide

Cristina Alger’s latest crime novel imagines an East End answer to Jeffrey Epstein and two underage Latina murder victims as it explores class inequities in the realms of law enforcement and justice.

Feb 6, 2020
Jewels From ‘Jools’

Surprisingly often it is life that imitates art in “Home Work,” Julie Andrews’s revealing memoir of her Hollywood years.

Jan 30, 2020
The Empathy Revolution in Design

“User Friendly” is an insider’s history of design, highlighting triumphs and catastrophes, foibles and advancements, a new benchmark in the study of user experience.

Jan 23, 2020