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OVERHEARD: The Beer Brothers

Eiji Shiga and Colin Lillie, best friends for 35 years and bartenders for 25 of them at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, have quite the friendship origin story.

Jul 5, 2024
BOUNTY: Eat the Beach

A wild-foraged seaside flavor can add Michelin-star power to a summer dinner.

Jul 3, 2024
EDITORS' NOTE: #BestFriendSummer

Hot Girl Summer? Nah. This year calls for a hashtag that’s a little more grounded in reality. For summer 2024, our preoccupations have less to do with bikini bodies (having one or desiring someone with one) and more to do with good, stupid laughs, heart-to-heart confessions, and a hard seltzer with our bestie by our side. This is our pitch: make this your #bestfriendsummer, and tag us along the way. We wanna see the selfies.

Jul 3, 2024
OUT HERE: Weekend Warriors

The tug-of-war boys, here, didn’t come to play; they were really putting their back into it. This is the sandy strip beside the windmill, at the foot of Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf. It’s still there, 48 years later, but the wharf itself certainly looks different, doesn’t it? No mega-yachts in sight, no landscaping, no mood lighting. Would you go back and pull, if you could?

Jul 3, 2024
OVERHEARD: Gentleman John

The story of John Wick dates back to the very earliest days of Bridgehampton. We gleaned what follows from later newspaper articles as well as historical documents. It is the story of a Bridgehampton gentleman of some means who, during his lifetime, was, seemingly, a fairly normal, honorable citizen, but who, after his death, was remembered as a killer, monster, and sadist.

Jul 3, 2024
ON THE COVER: Double Dipped, III by Candace Ceslow

Throughout Candace Ceslow’s work, there’s a central presence: the water. Through Candace Ceslow’s eyes, it contains multitudes — vast stretches of shifting emotion that push her to keep putting it down on canvas. The rhythm of the waves can be calming and meditative, as she notes in an artist’s statement on her website, or it can be fearsome. “The waves are ready to be worshiped. They are deities ready to crash and pull you under as sacrifice.”

Jul 3, 2024
BOUNTY: Yes, We Can!

Local makers are really delivering the goods on the current fun-in-a-can cocktail trend. Pop open a cold one, we say!

Sep 8, 2023
Yard Sale! An East Magazine Coloring Page for Labor Day

The Star's expert illustrator, Durell Godfrey, who is the author of two coloring books for adults, created this fun yard sale scene to celebrate the end of summer and the arrival of what locals lovingly call Tumbleweed Tuesday. Grab some colored pencils or markers and get to work! Don’t forget to snap a picture of your masterpiece for Instagram and tag East Magazine — we're @east_mag — and have fun looking for all the East-Hampton “Easter eggs” in there.

Sep 8, 2023
DIVERSIONS: Sights to Behold

What are the most beautiful views a tourist — or staycationer — can seek out? Here's a bit of autumnal travel intelligence, with the help of ChatGPT.

Sep 8, 2023
Shinnecock Changemakers

The women of the Shinnecock Indian Nation have been helping lead for generations. We celebrate some of those, past, present, and future, who have created a better life for Indigenous people here and beyond.

Sep 8, 2023
BOUNTY: Prime Time

Steaks are the simplest thing to cook — but also, to many of us, something of a nailbiting mystery. (Will it be shoeleather?) Nina Dohanos talks to her favorite butcher to unlock the secrets of Prime.

Sep 8, 2023

Ahoy, there, electric boats! Susan Lehman sings the praises of battery-powered leisure cruising. The pace may be slower, but that's part of the pleasure.

Sep 8, 2023