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Guestwords: Too Much Art?

At an arty dinner party in Sag Harbor a woman announced to the table, “There’s just too much art!” If that day ever comes, we’re in trouble.

Feb 29, 2024
The Shipwreck Rose: Blue Moonlight

Parenthood is a pendulum. Whatever direction our parents swung in the habits and policies of our own raising, we swing that pendulum far back over to the other side.

Feb 29, 2024
Everything Is Always a Scam

Until proven otherwise, any kind of out-of-the-blue request to change a password or divulge personal details or solicitation of any sort has to be viewed very, very suspiciously.

Feb 29, 2024
Point of View: Who Was That Sobersides?

Leafing through some of The Star’s bound volumes, I was chagrined to find my early-1970s columns were unvaryingly issue-oriented.

Feb 29, 2024
The Mast-Head: While the Getting’s Good

The South Fork has more trails than you could shake a stick at, and now is the time to go.

Feb 29, 2024
Gristmill: Capote, We Hardly Knew Ye

In last week’s episode of “Capote vs. the Swans,” our man in letters clawed back some dignity. And a fan ponders the arc of his career.

Feb 29, 2024
Redistricting for a Fair Fight

Nick LaLota’s re-election chances improved this week after a State Legislature committee opted against radically reshaping New York Congressional District 1. Bring on John Avlon.

Feb 29, 2024
Point of View: You Could Look It Up

The real Herrick Park is for sports.

Feb 22, 2024
The Mast-Head: Painting Over

Someone pointed out to me that a mahogany floor in a beach house did not really “go.”

Feb 22, 2024
Gristmill: Give It Up

Clarity through fasting.

Feb 22, 2024
Dear Anonymous

The thankless task of the letters editor.

Feb 22, 2024
Guestwords: Snowy Skies

How can friends who’ve headed to Florida or the Bahamas possibly get through a winter without the visceral remembrances of snowy days?

Feb 22, 2024