Although Mario Cuomo famously said, “Campaign in poetry, govern in prose,” the reverse is more often true, especially in times of political upheaval, when stark divisions are exposed and disquieting questions about a nation’s character are raised. Throughout history, calamitous times often have us seeking solace — and wisdom — in verse.
For more than a decade, Eric Dever employed a square canvas and a limited palette in his painting. Those familiar with those works will find his latest paintings very different and surprising.
Gabe McKinley’s drama “Extinction” — running now through April 16 at Guild Hall — sits firmly in the “Men Behaving Badly” genre.
T.S. Eliot called April the cruelest month, but that was 15 years before the first of Guild Hall’s 79 Artist Members exhibitions, which, at least for the award winners, are anything but cruel. This year’s iteration, which will include works by more than 400 artists, will open on Saturday and continue through June 3.
Fifty years ago, Ron Jones, a young teacher in Palo Alto, Calif., devised an unusual project as an experiment for students in his sophomore high school history class. While it was mentioned only in the student newspaper at the time, it has since become the subject of a short story, a TV movie, a novelization, and a German feature film screened at...
Ille Arts in Amagansett will open “Eleven Under Thirty,” a group show featuring young artists, with a reception Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. “Bent,” a show of work by three artist-illustrators, will open at the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton tomorrow and continue through April 23. A reception with live music by the Benders will take place...
Katherine Addleman, a classical pianist, will perform a concert of works by Franz Schubert at the Montauk Library on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Schubert, who died in 1828 at the age of 31, bridged the gap between music’s classical and romantic periods. Known as an extremely prolific composer, he produced symphonies, chamber music, piano works, and art...
A program of country music performed by Tennessee Walt will take place at the East Hampton Library on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3. The occasion for the performance is the 90th anniversary of the Bristol Sessions in Bristol, Tenn., during which a producer for the Victor Talking Machine Company, the early record label, recorded blues, ragtime,...
"We bring in people who are wine educators," Chimene Macnaughton said of the workshops at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, "but we make it super-democratic. We want it to be welcoming even if all you know is that you like white wine."

The Choral Society of the Hamptons gave its spring concert, “Across the Centuries,” to a large and grateful audience this past Sunday, the first Sunday of spring, at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.
A wealthy novelist husband. A hot-to-trot stepmother. A ne’er-do-well son. A loaded gun. What could possibly go wrong?
Judith Leiber’s 65-year career will be examined in a retrospective of her work.
It started when Sawyer Spielberg was looking for a scene to perform in Lyle Kessler’s Master Class for Actors in New York City. One of his classmates, Brynne Kraynak, knew the playwright Gabe McKinley and had seen his play “Extinction” workshopped in graduate school. She thought one of the roles would be right for Mr. Spielberg.