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Guestwords: Columbus Bows Out

On Columbus Day weekend, revisiting Philip Roth’s breakthrough collection with an eye on identity politics.

Oct 7, 2021
Guestwords: Hail the Rooster

The more people learn about roosters, the more they will appreciate them and want them to have full lives. They will even develop positive attitudes toward their crowing.

Sep 30, 2021
Guestwords: Beware the Rage Rover

The problem these days is not just the quantity of the traffic, it’s the quality.

Sep 23, 2021
Guestwords: R.I.P. Mike Gordon

Mike Gordon was a dear friend I had met on the softball field in Bridgehampton. The melding of machismo and kindness in one man was irresistible.

Sep 16, 2021
Guestwords: Hamptons Pride at Last

This Sunday marks a new, overdue, and outright joyous event in Hamptons history: the launch of its first organization devoted exclusively to Pride.

Sep 9, 2021
Guestwords: Growing Into Yom Kippur

After a decade of renewed participation in Jewish life, I see the new year celebration not as a misplaced jolt of spirituality but as an integral part of the religious calendar, a culminating event and a fresh beginning.

Sep 2, 2021
Guestwords: White Whale Memories

I remember vividly the first Moby-Dick Marathon reading at my bookshop in Sag Harbor. Some 38 years ago — June 16, 1983, to be exact.

Aug 26, 2021
Guestwords: Covid Time

Time is the priceless container of all we have, and, after all, it will get used up eventually. For those of us who are not young, it feels like a cheat — a blank in what is left of our time.

Aug 18, 2021
Guestwords: In Praise of Pickup Games

Ah, the competition and camaraderie of hoops.

Aug 12, 2021
Guestwords: Going Home

I am 74 and diagnosed with end-stage heart and kidney disease. The doctors said there was not much more they could do. Go live life.

Aug 5, 2021
Guestwords: When the Living Is Easy

Memories of funky, beautiful, artistic Springs in the summer of ’64.

Jul 29, 2021
Guestwords: The Way We Were

The release of the Netflix mini-series “Halston” coincided with my discovery of a letter I’d written to a friend in Europe in early 1978 and never sent, containing my firsthand account of a busy Friday night when the designer played a starring role.

Jul 22, 2021