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On Skateboarding’s Wild Start

In “The Urethane Revolution,” John O'Malley tells “the greatest story never told in extreme sports history,” the 1975 birth of skateboarding, courtesy of a “hippy skunkworks of garages and shacks” in the Southern California sunshine. He'll read from it at a book launch at the Montauk Beach House on Friday, Aug. 9.

Aug 1, 2019
Wired World

Ted Chiang, in his new collection of science-fiction stories, clearly enjoys imagining technological advances taken to the extreme, “Black Mirror” style, but you sense his ambivalence as he wonders what we're really doing to ourselves.

Jul 25, 2019
School of the Disappeared

With “The Nickel Boys,” Colson Whitehead takes us deep into the Jim Crow-era South of the 1960s, in a novel based on the true story of a Florida reform school where wayward boys were trapped in a kind of hell on earth.

Jul 18, 2019
South Fork Poetry: ‘Last Requests’

From "Mourning Songs," a poetry anthology just published by New Directions and edited by Grace Schulman. She will read new poems and excerpts from her recent memoir, "Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage," on Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. at the Amagansett Library.

Jul 18, 2019
Paul Goldberger’s American Shrines

“Ballpark” is an architecture critic’s paean to the idiosyncrasies of old beauties like Fenway Park and the smart city-integrating design of new stadiums like Camden Yards. But hold the “concrete doughnuts,” please.

Jul 11, 2019
Chris Babu at Fridays at Five

The Fridays at Five author series at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton for July 19 brings Chris Babu with his dystopian Y.A. novel “The Initiation” and its sequel, “The Expedition.”

Jul 11, 2019
Shock Jock Grows Up

It has been an open secret for some time that Howard Stern might be the best interviewer in America, humorous and agile. His new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” anthologizes the highlights of his radio career, from Paltrow to McCartney to Trump, complete with cross-references.

Jul 3, 2019
Marathon of Poetry at Mulford

The East Hampton Historical Society's Poetry Marathon, held at the Mulford Farm on James Lane in the village, returns Sunday to continue a roughly 25-year tradition, with wine, comestibles, and signings.

Jul 3, 2019
Montauk Dreaming

In a booze-soaked Montauk share house one summer, the housemates were grouped into three categories, “the girls, the finance guys, and the gays.” At 27, John Glynn didn't fit into any of them. “Out East” is his story of coming out and growing up.

Jun 27, 2019
Mommy’s Got a Glock

Chris Pavone’s follow-up thriller plays a fast-paced game, with more twists than you can get your head around, expressive writing about Paris, and a most modern woman, an ex-C.I.A. agent who wants a family life.

Jun 20, 2019
Summer Loving and Hating

Renting to the rich for the summer that old family house with the great views? In order to send your kid to college, or simply afford it here? Judy Blundell's first novel for adults explores the way we live now on the East End.

Jun 13, 2019
South Fork Poetry: ‘A Tree by the River’

From "Millennial," a new collection by an East Hampton poet.

Jun 6, 2019