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Missed Signals

“The Hearing Test,” Eliza Barry Callahan’s revelatory debut novel, finds our heroine chasing down the cause of a deafness as mysterious as it is sudden.

May 15, 2024
A Room With Mission and Mystique

Who better to lead a tour through the evolution of the white-knuckling, history-making Situation Room than George Stephanopoulos, White House veteran?

May 8, 2024
South Fork Poetry for May 2, 2024

Another selection from George Held’s bird book slash poetry book.

May 2, 2024
Notes on a Tragedy

Clare McHugh’s new novel explores the tangled webs of Russia’s star-crossed royals. And reader, family trees are included.

May 1, 2024
Into the Blurry Beyond

Her work for Military Intelligence took Marguerite Harrison, foreign correspondent and socialite, across the world undercover, fur coat and evening dresses in tow. Incredible? Read on.

Apr 24, 2024
Book Markers: The Poetry Edition

Bliss Morehead poetry grant winners read on Shelter Island, and Kimiko Hahn of the North Fork stops by the White House.

Apr 24, 2024
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