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Gristmill: Capote, We Hardly Knew Ye

In last week’s episode of “Capote vs. the Swans,” our man in letters clawed back some dignity. And a fan ponders the arc of his career.

Feb 29, 2024
The Shipwreck Rose: Blue Moonlight

Parenthood is a pendulum. Whatever direction our parents swung in the habits and policies of our own raising, we swing that pendulum far back over to the other side.

Feb 29, 2024
Point of View: Who Was That Sobersides?

Leafing through some of The Star’s bound volumes, I was chagrined to find my early-1970s columns were unvaryingly issue-oriented.

Feb 29, 2024
The Mast-Head: While the Getting’s Good

The South Fork has more trails than you could shake a stick at, and now is the time to go.

Feb 29, 2024
The Shipwreck Rose: There and Back

This is the first time I’ve been alone in this house for more than 24 hours, ever. I wander the rooms and check my pockets.

Feb 22, 2024
Point of View: You Could Look It Up

The real Herrick Park is for sports.

Feb 22, 2024
The Mast-Head: Painting Over

Someone pointed out to me that a mahogany floor in a beach house did not really “go.”

Feb 22, 2024
Gristmill: Give It Up

Clarity through fasting.

Feb 22, 2024
The Mast-Head: Rich, Corinthian Leather

What out-dumbs TikTok?

Feb 15, 2024
Gristmill: On the Fast Track

A return to a vastly changed Commonwealth Avenue and Boston University — and its famous racing facility.

Feb 15, 2024
The Shipwreck Rose: Hu-Kwa

Coffee and tea are the hot beverages of contemplation.

Feb 15, 2024
Point of View: Only for a Week

A vacation in “Centereach with palm trees.”

Feb 15, 2024