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Moral and ethical dilemmas are at the heart of Lumet’s work
An extensive 2008 interview with the director Sidney Lumet provided Nancy Buirski with abundant material for her documentary “By Sidney Lumet.”
A cast of young and soon-to-be-famous actors surrounded Henry Fonda in “12 Angry Men,” Sidney Lumet’s first feature film.

“It was a time that everybody wanted to be in a band,”
Arlene Reckson, who had a decades-long career in the music business before refocusing her life here, captured at the Dock restaurant in Montauk.
The inner sleeve of John Lennon’s “Imagine” album depicts Arlene Reckson, above the word “Lennon,” upper right.

A lifelong love of books
Taylor Rose Berry brings a lifelong love of books to her store in Sag Harbor, where Stony Brook M.F.A. students work as booksellers, consultants on the stock, and “shelf talkers” in helping write synopses and recommendations posted on tabs throughout the shop. Jennifer Landes

“All True Tomboys”
Christina Schlesinger was framed by the view of the woods behind her Springs studio while she showed her new mixed-media portraits. Mark Segal

In 1972, Florence Fabricant wrote her first food column — for The East Hampton Star
Florence Fabricant signed copies of her book “Wine With Food” at this year’s Authors Night at the East Hampton Library. Her 12th book, “City Harvest: 100 Recipes From New York’s Best Restaurants,” will be published in October. Durell Godfrey

Joy Behar’s audience is tamer, but she may not be
Joy Behar, at her house in East Hampton on Saturday, will perform her one-woman show “Me, My Mouth & I” at Guild Hall this weekend. Morgan McGivern

Last week, she announced her retirement at the end of 2016 to the staff and board
After 16 years of directing Guild Hall, Ruth Appelhof announced her retirement to the staff and board last week. Rossa Cole
Guild Hall’s programming has expanded to 270 performances and events this year, part of the early commitment of Ruth Appelhof, shown here with Nathan Lane, to bring East Hampton’s diverse audiences into the John Drew Theater. Barry Gordin

John Ludlow’s 13 years under McKusick’s tutelage had a clear and profound impact
John Ludlow warmed up before the Shelter Island Jazz Fest at his family’s dairy farm in Bridgehampton on Monday. Jennifer Landes

Fern Mallis will make an appearance with her book at the East Hampton Library’s annual Authors Night
Fern Mallis will be at the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night on Saturday with her new book, “Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons With Fern Mallis.” Durell Godfrey

Edward Burns was caught in a pensive moment on the set of “Public Morals,” the series he created that will premiere on TNT on Aug. 25.
Michael Rapaport plays Charlie Bullman, Terry Muldoon’s partner in “Public Morals.”