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A vintage typewriter-cleaning kit from the midcentury office The Shipwreck Rose: Desk Set

The news keeps reporting studies that conclude remote work is more productive work, but those studies are clearly incorrect.

Feb 17, 2022
Gristmill: No Free Lunch

This sounds cheap, but I’d like to protest the disappearance of soup and sandwiches at the mobile New York Blood Center drives.

Feb 10, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Country Social

Facebook is more interesting in Nova Scotia.

Feb 10, 2022
Point of View: Crypt Yields Antic Script

It’s funny, but when you’re looking for something, something else, something that you had given up looking for years ago, turns up.

Feb 10, 2022
The Mast-Head: East Hampton’s Enslavers

Black History Month has been busy here in recent years, since The Star and the East Hampton Library began looking into the history of slavery in earnest in the summer of 2017.

Feb 10, 2022
The Shipwreck Rose: Napoleon Brandy

My career on the stage was short and inglorious.

Feb 3, 2022
Point of View: Finding Warmth in Winter Days

Rather than kind acts, it’s the failures to act kindly that I tend to remember.

Feb 3, 2022
The Mast-Head: Dumb Stuff on Main Street

Road rage: Nine out of 10 people say they don’t have it. Actually, I have no idea if that’s true; I just made up the statistic to get your attention. But the subject has been on my mind a lot lately.

Feb 3, 2022
Gristmill: The Driven Slush

On the roads the layer of snowpack and slush was an improvement, quieting the traffic, for once slowing the heedless drivers, adding adventure to the school drop-off routine. 

Feb 3, 2022
Point of View: The Downside to Keeping Up

A couple of weeks ago things were so garbled on the sports page that Mary thought some readers might think I was senile. “Don’t worry,” someone in the front office said. “People have been saying that for years.”

Jan 27, 2022
The Mast-Head: No Choice but to Move

We are in a housing crisis on the South Fork. No one seems to have found the right solution.

Jan 27, 2022
Gristmill: Taphouse Paradise

A happy memory of a trip to a micro brewery, and an unhappy realization that now all bottled beer tastes stale.

Jan 27, 2022