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Jennifer Landes
January 5, 2017
“I like the idea of asking the viewer to think, but only for the process of thinking, rather than a specific idea,” he said. “I want my paintings to elicit that.”

Until recently, Matt Vega’s deck was home to a giant 10-by-18-foot canvas on a stretcher, hooked on to the exterior of his house in Amagansett’s Devon Colony so the winds off the bay wouldn’t blow it away. “Xenotropic Panspermia” is a work in progress and a kind of magnum opus. He now has it rolled up in a 10-foot PVC pipe, where it will spend the winter.

Jennifer Landes
December 29, 2016
Now in its 12th year, the Tripoli Gallery “Thanksgiving Collective” has become a holiday season institution on the South Fork.

Now in its 12th year, the Tripoli Gallery “Thanksgiving Collective” has become a holiday season institution on the South Fork. 

Christopher Walsh
December 22, 2016
“Dreaming in Vinyl,” Caroline Doctorow’s latest release, is a fitting metaphor for the approach she has taken to a life in music. With songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Donovan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and Randy Newman, as well as two of her own, the collection recalls the pop-music and folk revival’s peak years in the 1960s.

“Dreaming in Vinyl,” Caroline Doctorow’s latest release, is a fitting metaphor for the approach she has taken to a life in music. With songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Donovan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and Randy Newman, as well as two of her own, the collection recalls the pop-music and folk revival’s peak years in the 1960s. 

Mark Segal
December 15, 2016
The artistic career of Phyllis Hammond, a Springs sculptor, began almost 80 years ago when, as an 8-year-old, she took a one-hour train trip all by herself from Melrose, Mass., to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to sketch the Greek and Roman sculptures there. Not too much has fazed her since then.

The artistic career of Phyllis Hammond, a Springs sculptor, began almost 80 years ago when, as an 8-year-old, she took a one-hour train trip all by herself from Melrose, Mass., to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to sketch the Greek and Roman sculptures there. Not too much has fazed her since then.

Jennifer Landes
December 8, 2016
Last summer, Yuka Silvera found herself seated next to Tony Walton in a theater in Dexter, Mich., watching “My Fair Lady.” It was opening night. “Every time Eliza came out,” she said, “he would poke me.”

Last summer, Yuka Silvera found herself seated next to Tony Walton in a theater in Dexter, Mich., watching “My Fair Lady.” It was opening night. “Every time Eliza came out,” she said, “he would poke me.”

Christine Sampson
December 1, 2016
Some two decades after Lynn Blumenfeld was told by record executives she could sing, she's finally listening and singing, too.

Move to Nashville, they told her. You’ll make it as a singer-songwriter in Nashville, they said.

Jennifer Landes
November 23, 2016
The story of Scott Hamilton Kennedy and John McCaffrey is a tale of connections and coincidences, all born of two Wainscott households, one on each side of a line that separates the Georgica Association from the rest of the hamlet.

Thanksgiving is a time for families and old friends. The story of the friendship of Scott Hamilton Kennedy and John McCaffrey touches on both. It is also a tale of connections and coincidences, all born of two Wainscott households, one on each side of a subdivision line that separates the Georgica Association from the rest of the hamlet.

Christopher Walsh
November 17, 2016
Bob Dylan, always enigmatic, kept the world guessing for 17 days after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Bob Dylan, always enigmatic, kept the world guessing for 17 days after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. 

Joanne Pilgrim
November 9, 2016
One hundred years ago this year, the Woodhouse Playhouse, a grand Tudor space with a stage and formal gardens on Huntting Lane in East Hampton Village, was presented to 16-year-old Marjorie Woodhouse, who was interested in the theater, by her parents.

One hundred years ago this year, the Woodhouse Playhouse, a grand Tudor space with a stage and formal gardens on Huntting Lane in East Hampton Village, was presented to 16-year-old Marjorie Woodhouse, who was interested in the theater, by her parents. 

Mark Segal
November 3, 2016
Many notable artists — among them Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, and Brice Marden — worked at museums early in their careers, usually as security guards, but few kept one foot in the studio and one in a museum for three decades. George Negroponte managed to do just that.

Many notable artists — among them Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, and Brice Marden — worked at museums early in their careers, usually as security guards, but few kept one foot in the studio and one in a museum for three decades. George Negroponte managed to do just that. 

Christine Sampson
October 25, 2016
Not unlike the small steps that babies take until they become toddlers who can run around on steady footing, the Children’s Literature Fellows program at Stony Brook Southampton has begun to grow up and come into its own.

Not unlike the small steps that babies take until they become toddlers who can run around on steady footing, the Children’s Literature Fellows program at Stony Brook Southampton has begun to grow up and come into its own.

Mark Segal
October 20, 2016
There are some who may only know Denise Gale from her five-year stint as host of “Drinks With Denise” on LTV, where she mixed it up with local chefs and personalities over cocktails and wine. They might not realize that lurking under the tipsy banter and awkward conversational transitions was a serious abstract painter, who pursued her metier first under the tutelage of Peter Plagens in California, and then in New York City before settling in Springs in 2001. Mr. Plagens, well known for his criticism in The Wall Street Journal and other publications, is also a painter, and an admirer of Ms. Gale, who appeared on a short list of painters he respects in ARTPULSE magazine.

There are some who may only know Denise Gale from her five-year stint as host of “Drinks With Denise” on LTV, where she mixed it up with local chefs and personalities over cocktails and wine.

Mark Segal
October 13, 2016
The conversation at the East Hampton Middle School between the actor Edward Norton, the recipient of the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award, and David Edelstein, the chief film critic for New York magazine, began auspiciously. Mr. Edelstein, referring to Mr. Norton’s inspiration for Mike Shiner, his self-involved character in the Academy Award-winning “Birdman,” asked, “Where do you go to find the ultimate narcissistic actor?”

The conversation at the East Hampton Middle School between the actor Edward Norton, the recipient of the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award, and David Edelstein, the chief film critic for New York magazine, began auspiciously. Mr. Edelstein, referring to Mr.

Jennifer Landes
October 4, 2016
Sharing duties, if perhaps not careers and personal outlooks, the actor Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro, a high-profile litigator, reflect on their first year as Hamptons International Film Festival co-chairmen.

On the cusp of its 25th year, the Hamptons International Film Festival is at a crossroads. As it continues to grow in its programs and its stature, its leadership must decide where and how it will venture into the future. 

Christopher Walsh
September 22, 2016
Throughout Bob Golden’s career, the musician and potter has reliably demonstrated a gift for creating opportunity, and, like any good drummer, his timing has been flawless.

Throughout Bob Golden’s career, the musician and potter has reliably demonstrated a gift for creating opportunity, and, like any good drummer, his timing has been flawless. 

Jennifer Landes
September 15, 2016
Admit it, it’s been on your list since May, but did you actually go see the Dennis Oppenheim exhibition at the Storm King Art Center?

Admit it, it’s been on your list since May, but did you actually go see the Dennis Oppenheim exhibition at the Storm King Art Center? 

Christine Sampson
September 8, 2016
Marcia Previti has immersed herself in intricately detailed spaces filled with harmonious sounds, striking objects, and serene scenery, much of it her own creation — fitting for a former architect who has taken up mixed-media sculpture, singing, and gardening in her retirement.

Marcia Previti has immersed herself in intricately detailed spaces filled with harmonious sounds, striking objects, and serene scenery, much of it her own creation — fitting for a former architect who has taken up mixed-media sculpture, singing, and gardening in her retirement.

Mark Segal
September 1, 2016
As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, Terry Tempest Williams, a conservationist, activist, and writer, asked the question, in an article published in The Los Angeles Times, “Will Our National Parks Survive the Next 100 Years?”

As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, Terry Tempest Williams, a conservationist, activist, and writer, asked the question, in an article published in The Los Angeles Times, “Will Our National Parks Survive the Next 100 Years?” 

Mark Segal
August 25, 2016
Some artists discover their medium and stick with it. Throughout most of her career, Carol Ross has shifted artistic gears with apparent ease between wood reliefs, metal sculpture, drawing, and painting. “I’m an artist who changes a lot,” she said during a recent conversation in Guild Hall’s sculpture garden, where her large aluminum pieces can be seen through Oct. 1. A selection of her wood reliefs is also on view in Guild Hall’s Wasserstein Family Gallery.

Some artists discover their medium and stick with it. Throughout most of her career, Carol Ross has shifted artistic gears with apparent ease between wood reliefs, metal sculpture, drawing, and painting. “I’m an artist who changes a lot,” she said during a recent conversation in Guild Hall’s sculpture garden, where her large aluminum pieces can be seen through Oct. 1.

August 16, 2016
Christopher John Campion's performance opening for M. Ward at the Stephen Talkhouse brought him full circle to the night he first set foot there for a Buddy Guy show in 1988.

The first time I ever attended a show at the Stephen Talkhouse I was a young, typically clueless, and most of the time hammered 22-year-old frontman for an aspiring rock ’n’ roll band out of Huntington. My rock star dreams were first ignited then subsequently inflated by my great musical love in life, the Rolling Stones.

August 11, 2016
Studio or plein-air, Tile Club member or Abstract Expressionist, painters have praised the South Fork’s light across many disciplines and movements. All of them agree it casts a certain spell, and few places can match the body of remarkable artistic evidence we have to back it up.

Studio or plein-air, Tile Club member or Abstract Expressionist, painters have praised the South Fork’s light across many disciplines and movements. All of them agree it casts a certain spell, and few places can match the body of remarkable artistic evidence we have to back it up. 

Christopher Walsh
August 4, 2016
Last fall, Billy Strong and Dell Cullum would reveal few details of the unique project they were planning, raising almost as many questions as answers. Despite scant details, Mr. Strong, an environmental activist known as the Green Explorer, and Mr. Cullum, a photographer, wildlife-removal specialist, and tireless crusader against litter, seemed an ideal partnership. The East Hampton residents were equally passionate about the environment, and their plan was ambitious.

Last fall, Billy Strong and Dell Cullum would reveal few details of the unique project they were planning, raising almost as many questions as answers. Despite scant details, Mr. Strong, an environmental activist known as the Green Explorer, and Mr. Cullum, a photographer, wildlife-removal specialist, and tireless crusader against litter, seemed an ideal partnership.

Christine Sampson
July 28, 2016
If there is anything that funny TV shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show” have proven, it is that there is a huge market for comedy. And if there’s anything that Caroline Hirsch has proven, it’s that it is possible to develop a comedy business with longevity.

If there is anything that funny TV shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show” have proven, it is that there is a huge market for comedy. And if there’s anything that Caroline Hirsch has proven, it’s that it is possible to develop a comedy business with longevity.

Mark Segal
July 21, 2016
When Michael Cohen was 15, growing up outside of Philadelphia in Cheltenham, Pa., his father told him and his brother it was time to get summer jobs. “My brother went to work in a pet store, because he was interested in fish and reptiles,” Mr. Cohen recalled one sunny afternoon in the garden of East Hampton’s 1770 House. “I said I’m going to work at a restaurant as a busboy. I found a job at a really swanky restaurant, and I got the bug. I’ve had a passion for wine and hospitality ever since.”

When Michael Cohen was 15, growing up outside Philadelphia in Cheltenham, Pa., his father told him and his brother it was time to get summer jobs. “My brother went to work in a pet store, because he was interested in fish and reptiles,” Mr. Cohen recalled one sunny afternoon in the garden of East Hampton’s 1770 House.