Patrick Lynch's remarkably comprehensive “A Field Guide to Long Island Sound”
A belted kingfisher Patrick Lynch Illustration

By Emily Smith Gilbert
John McCaffrey Kelly Genuardi
By Mary Ellen Hannibal
Dava Sobel Mia Berg
A 1918 chain of Harvard College Observatory assistants links to the telescope operator and the chief of stellar photography, at right.Harvard University Archives
A posed tableau from 1925 shows Antonia Maury, left foreground, and Cecilia Payne, at the drafting table. Harvard University Archives
Edward Charles Pickering, the director of the Harvard College Observatory, is seen standing front and center in all black, his gaze on the camera, in 1910. Also in all black, Williamina Fleming, curator of astronomical photographs, is standing at right in the front row. Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
By Kurt Wenzel
Molly Haskell Jim Carpenter
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw outside Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton in 1991 Jim Mackin
By Neil J. Young
John Avlon Lexa Ayer
By Ellen T. White
James Bone
Audrey Munson as Beauty at the New York Public Library’s main entrance Andrew F. Kazmierski/Shutterstock
Early in the last century, Audrey Munson defended women's right to wear "the same kind of bathing suits that men wear" — the one-piece kind.Photofest
Durell Godfrey will be on hand to sign copies of her new coloring book at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday afternoon.

By Henry Osmers
Eric Jay Dolin
The Fire Island Lighthouse Don Fick, Wikimedia Commons
The story of Kunkush the cat, a beloved pet that a family fleeing Mosul, Iraq, found it impossible to leave behind
The story of how Sura, an Iraqi refugee, was reunited with her cat, Kunkush, in Norway months after fleeing Mosul is told in a new picture book co-written by those involved in the extraordinary effort. Doug Kuntz
After the Iraqi family that lost Kunkush saw an article about the worldwide efforts to find them, they talked with the cat’s caretakers over a Skype call. Kunkush heard their voices and looked for them through the computer.

By Michael Z. Jody
Steven Gaines in 2013 Morgan McGivern