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Guestwords: Swarm Season

Honeybees will not make a hole in your house, but they will take advantage of an existing one. So be sure to take a good look around your property and seal up all cracks and crevices.

May 19, 2022
Guestwords: The Meat of Memory

These days, “one could do worse than yield to the power of food.” And poetry.

May 12, 2022
Guestwords: How Do You React to a War?

Lessons from the Dutch travails of World War II.

May 5, 2022
Guestwords: Nazi Avengers

Whenever I give a lecture and someone asks me why so many Jews went like sheep to the slaughter during the Holocaust, the question sets my teeth on edge.

Apr 28, 2022
Guestwords: Smarts Against Dumbs

In praise of cards and board games, pastimes with staying power.

Apr 21, 2022
Guestwords: On Ukraine, Use Less Oil

If we’re interested in reducing the strain on our interdependent world amid this devastating conflict, it’s worth considering a more mundane response: conservation of resources.

Apr 14, 2022
Guestwords: The Last Slap Story

Poor confused Will Smith.

Apr 7, 2022
Guestwords: Thank You, Frankie Avalon

A Frankie Avalon show at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead raises questions: What happened to romance? Where have the good times gone?

Mar 31, 2022
Guestwords: Mad for Movies

The sight of the shuttered Southampton movie theater brings to mind “The Last Picture Show,” Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 masterpiece, and further trips into a filmgoing past.

Mar 24, 2022
Guestwords: From the Jan. 6 Archive

The former president famously doesn’t like emails, so many of his feelings were recorded on the back side of his McDonald’s orders from Jan. 4 and Jan. 5.

Mar 17, 2022
Guestwords: Ukraine Is Not Holland 1940

Many aspects of Russia’s war on Ukraine are eerily similar to Hitler’s invasion of Holland in May 1940. But the differences matter.

Mar 10, 2022
Guestwords: Cabin Fevers

How divided is our country? Our medical community? We can’t even agree on what a fever is.

Mar 3, 2022