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Gristmill: When the Going Gets Weird

When reality throws you for a loop, there’s always the escapism of the Great American Comic Book.

Aug 20, 2020
Guestwords: En Plein Air No Longer

A few recent painting experiences have brought me around to a new way of seeing what contemporary art is telling us about the disappearance of the open landscape.

Aug 20, 2020
Biden-Harris Buzz Factor Makes All the Difference

In the ultimate presidential contest, which will hang on voter turnout, perhaps all you need to know about Joe Biden’s announcement Tuesday of Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate is this: It was the Biden campaign’s best hour of fund-raising to date.

Aug 13, 2020
Marram Makeover Makes for Problems

It is a good question why the operators of so many resort properties and a restaurant or two do not believe local laws apply to them.

Aug 13, 2020
Plan for More Outdoor Dining

As part of their Covid-19 responses, East End towns and villages relaxed rules on outdoor restaurant seating and the sky did not fall.

Aug 13, 2020
The Mast-Head: Safe at the Rail

Some people just will not wear masks. This struck me on the Cross Sound Ferry on my way back from Massachusetts.

Aug 13, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Shadow World

One of the greatest compensations for losing sleep on squad night is driving home through empty streets and then walking slowly up to my stoop from the driveway in the still of the night.

Aug 13, 2020
Gristmill: Spirit of Crazy Horse

I’ve been waiting for someone to say something to me about the “Free Leonard Peltier” shirts I’ve been wearing.

Aug 13, 2020
Relay: Good Connection in Power Outage

The novel coronavirus, ever refracting normalcy, casts an eerie glow on the path ahead.

Aug 13, 2020
Guestwords: Podcasting in the Pandemic

Two veteran journalists overcome all manner of obstacles to put together a program to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage, while taking a fresh look at the latest threats of voter suppression.

Aug 13, 2020
Needed: Psychological Services

A poll last week released by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than half of adults thought the crisis was affecting their mental health.

Aug 6, 2020
In Case of Close Encounter

As the sun goes down, so, too, do the masks — as well as inhibitions about airing anti-mask sentiments.

Aug 6, 2020