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Let’s Be Frank

In “Going There,” her memoir, Katie Couric spares no one, least of all herself, in coming clean on a 40-year career in on-air news reporting. 

Mar 3, 2022
A Contest for Unpublished Poets

The Shelter Island Library is offering a chance for poets to win some recognition and $1,000.

Feb 24, 2022
Truths Hard to Come By 

All the ethical quandaries of a Henry James novel transposed to Gardiner’s Island? Read on.

Feb 24, 2022
South Fork Poetry: ‘A Fractal’

A new one from our man in Springs.

Feb 24, 2022
The Horror of Their Company

In “Too Famous,” Michael Wolff’s compendium and rogues’ gallery, is it the sleaze of his subjects or his smug knowingness that’s grating?

Feb 17, 2022
High Crimes

Based on a “nightmare scenario” that woke Hillary Clinton up in the middle of the night when she was secretary of state, “State of Terror” tells an “all too timely” story.

Feb 10, 2022
South Fork Poetry: Ode to The East Hampton Star

A stream-of-consciousness tribute from a Pulitzer Prize winner.

Feb 10, 2022
Bernstein Before Watergate: For Love of Ink

What we have here is Carl Bernstein’s sincere, often heartwarming love letter about his earliest years in the print-era journalism that seduced him at age 16.

Feb 3, 2022
A House of Many Queens

Nancy Goldstone’s “In the Shadow of the Empress” focuses on four extraordinary Habsburg women: Maria Theresa and three of her daughters, one of them Marie Antoinette, during one of the most unstable periods in European history.

Jan 27, 2022
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