By Richard Horwich
Erin Carlson A. Jesse Jiryu Davis
Nora Ephron on the set of “Lucky Numbers” in 2000.Paramount Pictures
Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in a famous scene from Rob Reiner’s 1989 romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally,” screenplay by Nora Ephron.
By Laura Wells
Alice McDermott Jamie Schoenberger
By Bruce Buschel
Grantland Rice's code of honor was reflected in his writing.
Lee Congdon
If sportswriting can be literature, thanks are due to Grantland Rice.
Grantland Rice built this house on four acres on West End Road in East Hampton Village in the late 1920s. He and family members used it for almost 40 years, and it still stands. Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection, East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection

T.E. McMorrow has breathed new life into a children’s Christmas classic.

Local Book Notes

Cornelius Eady Chip Cooper
Amy HempelRichard Kern

“On Parents and Children, Exes and Excess, Death and Decay, and a Few of My Other Favorite Things.”
Loudon Wainwright III Ebet Roberts
“You were five and I was six / In 1952 / That was forty years ago / How could it be true?” So sings Loudon Wainwright III in “The Picture,” about the photo above showing him with his sister Martha, known as Teddy. Courtesy of Loudon Wainwright III

Staged readings by Stephen Dunn and Jill Bialosky.

By Richard Horwich
Adam Begley Jane Berridge
The actress Sarah Bernhardt, as taken by Nadar around 1864. At right, Nadar’s “Self-Portrait as an Aeronaut,” circa 1863. J. Paul Getty Museum Photos