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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
Guestwords: Increase Outdoor Learning

Mounting evidence suggests that nature enhances children’s development in important ways.

Feb 24, 2022
Guestwords: A Living National Treasure

Japan’s tradition of designating artists and performers as Living National Treasures could be adapted here, and my first nominee would be Alan Alda.

Feb 17, 2022
Guestwords: The Meaning of Love

I don’t mean to idealize our boy dog, but here is love . . .

Feb 10, 2022
Guestwords: Ultimate Rejection!

Do you know how many rejections we have received of this potential classic of world literature? It could be something like Fyodor Tolstoy’s “Crime and Peace” or Joseph Conrad’s “Fart of Harkness.”

Feb 3, 2022
Guestwords: Winter in Springs

On a winter drive with my husband one Sunday afternoon, we started to list all the people we’ve known from the neighborhood who are no longer here — their absence struck a powerful note.

Jan 27, 2022
Guestwords: What to Tell Your Architect

The surprising connection between home design and phobias.

Jan 20, 2022
Guestwords: A Foodie’s Foodie

Brent Newsom, in memoriam.

Jan 13, 2022