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Art Critic’s Ascent

How did Harold Rosenberg, a gawky nerd in his youth, a self-described outsider, become one of the 20th century’s most essential voices on American art?

Jan 20, 2022
The Divine and the Mundane

The pianist Peter Duchin’s memoir mixes anecdotes of a life making music in high society with accounts of a stroke and hospitalization with Covid.

Jan 13, 2022
After the Meat Locker

Reconsidering Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” as a treatise on P.T.S.D.

Jan 6, 2022
The 10 Best Books of the Year

The author of “Lit Life” looks back at the highlights of the year that was in literature.

Dec 30, 2021
The Conjuring Author

A National Book Award-winning novelist on her art and craft — and East Hampton’s Main Street, too.

Dec 23, 2021
Heroes of the Camps

Jeffrey Sussman weaves together tales of unsung heroes of the Holocaust, how they put their lives on the line to oppose a maniacal regime.

Dec 16, 2021
Booksellers Who Deal in the Rare and Collectible

Impressive selections of used, rare, and collectible books can be found in local shops like Black Cat Books on Shelter Island, Sag Harbor Books and Southampton Books, and Canio's Books in Sag Harbor, and some of these are also tapping the internet to redirect the world’s flow of used books from extinction (and landfills) to readers who truly care for and appreciate them.

Dec 16, 2021
A Triumph of Temperament, Talent, and Timing 

Angela Merkel’s high-mindedness and manifold good deeds are deftly, sympathetically described in Kati Marton’s new biography.

Dec 9, 2021
Social Ills, Literary Riches

The Pushcart “Best of the Small Presses” anthology is back, offering a wide spectrum of voices and contributions that survey abuses specific to our moment.

Dec 2, 2021
South Fork Poetry: ‘Menantic’

A view from the ferry.

Dec 1, 2021
Against the Odds

Barbara Lazear Ascher’s exquisitely crafted memoir describes a journey of love, pain, grief, and back again.

Nov 24, 2021
Notes From Tenant Hell

In her new novel, Eileen Obser clearly shows herself to be an authority on her subject: renting rooms to the young, self-absorbed, inconsiderate, conniving, and broke.

Nov 18, 2021