By Richard Horwich
Leonard Barkan. Below, one attempt to combine Greco-Roman architecture and the symbol of Judaism. Nick Barberio
Having survived war’s devastation, an ornate 19th-century building in Berlin today houses a prosaic copy shop.
The site of the second of Rahel Varnhagen’s salons, where she entertained leading figures of the 1820s. Nick Barberio Photos
BookHampton will host notable authors at its Main Street, East Hampton, shop

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Three new children's books by local authors

By Neil J. Young
Lawrence Goldstone will read from “Going Deep” at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on June 8 at 7 p.m. Nancy Goldstone
“The idea that clicked was a ‘rock & roll newspaper,’ ” Jann Wenner writes.
Jann Wenner, then a 21-year-old San Franciscan, launched his “rock & roll newspaper” in 1967. Below, the singer Rod Stewart personified the 1970s influence of disco and glam on rock ’n’ roll. Baron Wolman and Charles Gatewood/The Image Works Photos
Rolling Stone documented seminal events including the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Baron Wolman/Iconic Images
Bruce Springsteen, seen in 2007, emerged from the nightclubs of the New Jersey Shore in the early 1970s. As he nears 70, his unique take on the rock ’n’ roll form remains immensely popular around the world. Max Vadukul

A reading of new work at the Barnes Landing meetinghouse

By Bill Henderson
Barney Rosset
Samuel Beckett and Barney Rosset in 1964 during the filming of “Film” Arthouse Films
By John Eilertsen
Henry Osmers Janis Hewitt
The Lewis A. King, a 150-ton schooner bound for Boston, came aground near the Ditch Plain Life-Saving Station in December 1887. “All aboard were safe, and the cargo of dates appeared on dinner tables for months,” Mr. Osmers writes. Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum
A vintage postcard shows the Hither Plain Life-Saving Station, which was inactive as of 1934 and later demolished.U.S. Coast Guard
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