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The Mast-Head: Now That We know

In East Hampton, if you had a street named for you before the 20th century, odds were that you were an enslaver.

Feb 10, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Box Office Poison

Peak movie-going, for me, came in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when — a tangle-haired child of that unruly era — I was handed a 10-dollar bill and left to my own devices for entire weekends at a go.

Feb 10, 2021
Gristmill: Brady Ahoy

Memories of “Go for 0, Tampa Bay!” and thoughts on the vagaries of N.F.L. fandom.

Feb 10, 2021
Point of View: What I’ve Learned

The other day, when Brett, one of the pros at East Hampton Indoor Tennis, noted that Jon Diat, The Star’s fishing writer, and I, its sportswriter, were among the few who wore masks when playing there, I said we did so because “we’re tyrannized by our wives.”

Feb 10, 2021
The Mast-Head: A Welcome Airing

This has been an extremely gratifying week for a team of us doing work to learn about the history of slavery on the East End and share our research with others.

Feb 3, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: See the Tanager

I’m that person who cannot see the rare bird on the branch, no matter how hard someone points.

Feb 3, 2021
Gristmill: Hold the Bubblewrap

A decent snowfall for a change brings thoughts of yesteryear’s less-than-safe outdoor activities.

Feb 3, 2021
Point of View: A Shot in the Dark

An emailed letter from Southampton Hospital addressed to “Dear Friends” says, in part, that while the hospital is beginning to see a decline in Covid-19 admissions, “we urge you to remain vigilant. . . .”

Feb 3, 2021
The Mast-Head: In Plainer Sight

A television news producer called the other day to ask about the Plain Sight Project, a joint effort to identify and document the enslaved people who lived on the East End from 1640 to 1830.

Jan 28, 2021
The Shipwreck Rose: Days of Beer and Roses

I think we need to talk about the depressing lack of a bar here in East Hampton.

Jan 28, 2021
Gristmill: College Reckoning

Families’ captive straits paired with their desperate hopes for their children had one professor comparing the cost of college to Big Pharma’s gouging of the ill.

Jan 28, 2021
Point of View: Let’s See It Whole

The 1776 Commission’s “patriotic education” report apparently thinks we’ve been making too much of the country’s sins and too little of its virtues in our history courses.

Jan 28, 2021