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Chronicler of the Avant-Garde

The late John Giorno’s memoir of “poetry, sex, art, death, and enlightenment” shows him as a man very much in the middle of the New York art scene’s 1960s and ’70s heyday.

Jul 30, 2020
Covid Schmovid, It’s Authors Night

This year’s Authors Night fund-raiser for the East Hampton Library goes virtual from Aug. 6 to 9 with talks by the likes of Philip Rucker, Mike Birbiglia, and Neal Gabler.

Jul 30, 2020
Questions for the Dead

Kathy Engel’s new poetry collection, “The Lost Brother Alphabet,” concerns itself with mortality, with the mystery of how we endure and what we become after those we love die.

Jul 23, 2020
This Summer Fridays at Five Is on YouTube

The Hampton Library's Fridays at Five summertime series of author appearances returns, but it'll be online in these pandemic times.
 

Jul 23, 2020
Symbols and Secrets

The history of Freemasonry on Long Island runs deep, dating back to George Washington, and is remarkably fire-plagued, particularly in Sag Harbor.

Jul 16, 2020
Fashion’s Breath of Fresh Air

Betsey Johnson had a light touch as a designer. Traveling the world in search of ideas and fabrics, she brought a joy and silliness and youthfulness to fashion.

Jul 9, 2020
The Road to Rabat

An ambitious debut novel of cynical aid workers and expats follows a young Congolese on a Homeric journey north to Morocco and, he hopes, Europe.

Jul 2, 2020
The Great Compromise

To Ted Rall, America's toxic political system is exemplified by the Democratic National Committee's thwarting of Bernie Sanders's candidacy in 2016. "Donald Trump becomes president because the DNC has its thumb on the scale for Hillary," he writes in his new graphic journal, a plea for a progressive agenda.

Jun 25, 2020
Water, Water Everywhere

A richly illustrated, reference-quality survey that places our fish-shaped, almost 120-mile-long island squarely where it belongs in maritime history.

Jun 18, 2020
A Grand Tour of Americana

This seductive guidebook from the National Trust for Historic Preservation takes in 44 domiciles and workplaces of great American artists, from Thomas Moran and Jackson Pollock locally to Winslow Homer in Maine and Donald Judd in Texas.

Jun 11, 2020
King of the Film Geeks

Barry Sonnenfeld’s view of his own history is a mordant one: “Regret the past. Fear the present. Dread the future” are the words he says he lives by, despite having fashioned a very nice life and career out of the shambles of his youth.     

Jun 4, 2020
Manliness on Trial

Why was Maj. Benjamin M. Koehler, a distinguished veteran of the Spanish-American War and a West Point graduate, tried in a military tribunal for homoerotic acts?

May 28, 2020