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By Sally Susman
By Christopher John Campion
Fred Schruers Mark Hanauer
Not exactly an intimate setting: Billy Joel seen rocking Shea Stadium back before its 2009 demolition. Since January 2014 he’s had a monthly gig at Madison Square Garden. Kevin Mazur
By Kurt Wenzel
On Jan. 13, 2015, it will be 20 years since he was seen diving from the Sag Harbor bridge and backstroking out to sea — a reasonable time to take stock
Ray Johnson’s self-portrait with works by Ed Ruscha, a collage dated “1975-81-86-87‚” demonstrates many of the artist’s strategies and methods and is on view in New York City. Ray Johnson Estate, Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Ray Johnson’s “Untitled (Jasper Johns, James Dean With Coca-Cola),” a collage mounted on cardboard, is from around 1991 to 1994. Ray Johnson Estate, Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Examples of Johnson’s mail art sent to The Star over the years. East Hampton Star Archives

It is at turns audacious, confounding, mesmerizing, infuriating, and disorienting
Ted Rall

“Our present-day culture’s final taboo”
Jazz Johnson and Dirk Wittenborn Charles Ruger

By Virginia Walker
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Julianne Moore will read from her new book, "My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me" at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 4 p.m.