Books

    David S. Reynolds’s latest contribution to our understanding of American cultural history is particularly appropriate as we enter this first year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. “Mightier Than the Sword”...

Levin on Krasner     Art aficionados, snap to. Fridays at Five brings a pre-eminent biographer of artists to Bridgehampton tomorrow to talk about a leading female painter and important figure in the women’s rights movement. (...

I have to tell you this, whoever you are: that on one summer morning here, the ocean pounded in on tumbledown breakers, a south wind, bustling along the shore, whipped the froth into little rainbows, and a reckless gull swept down the beach...

Life and Death in Amagansett

    The beach stretches away into the heat haze, waves reflect bluefish in their green depths, an osprey hovers in a thermal, piping plovers increase and multiply, the breeze warbles softly — only one thing is lacking to make...

Celebrating B.H. Friedman     The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs will be the site of a memorial gathering on Sunday for the writer B.H. Friedman, who was perhaps most famous for his 1972 biography, “Jackson...

    A lot of us feel we are pretty competent at travel, particularly in places we cherish. But even a diligent prep for our journeys can leave us later patching together fragments collected in the random order ruled by chance, whim...
    The words “authors after hours” might call to mind certain tendencies in the letting down of the hair — drunkenness, vicious verbal fisticuffs, sexual deviance. Or they can refer to a series of readings at the...

Poems in the Salty Air     Long-lived and as widely published as he is prolific, the poet Simon Perchik will read from his work on Sunday at 5 p.m. in Amagansett. The occasion is the free Poetry Marathon, organized as ever by...