Books

The magician and author Allan Zola Kronzek will put on a magic show after his book talk at Canio’s in Sag Harbor on Friday at 5 p.m.

Through this recounting of Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill’s private and personal lives runs the theme of sibling rivalry, starting in their East Hampton childhood and ending with Lee’s exclusion from her sister’s will.
David Margolick visits the American Hotel for the John Jermain Memorial Library’s author’s lunch, while a poetry reading pipes up at the old Rogers Memorial Library on Job’s Lane in Southampton.

Simon Van Booy’s compassionate sensibility is omnipresent in his latest book, which collects tales based on true stories told to him in his travels.

By Bernard Goldhirsch
Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco, Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Doug Williams are apt choices to spotlight because of the different footholds they occupy on the N.F.L. quarterback spectrum.

An old hand at Vanity Fair profiles a gallery of rogues and crusaders with fury and outrage, raising questions for contemporary journalism along the way.

In Yasmina Reza’s new novel, midlife angst and middle-class despair don’t stop at the Paris city limits. And if they can be dismissed as first-world problems, what about murder?

Mary Gabriel recounts a 1950s New York art world punctuated by highbrow dogma, heavy drinking, and abject poverty.
Neil deGrasse Tyson lays out in overwhelming detail how scientific progress has from time immemorial been prompted, funded, commandeered, and co-opted by mankind’s warriors, their political leaders, and policymakers.

Thomas Rayfiel’s latest is a brutal prison novel doubling as a meditation on identity, reality, and the human condition itself.
Bill Cunningham, New York’s original street-fashion photographer, democratized fashion by showing that style wasn’t dependent on money or status. His posthumous memoir details his early hat-making days and even his shop in Southampton.
“Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes” is a fitting and compelling visual epitaph for a photographer, publication, and ultimately a city that no longer exists.