Books

    Anne Roiphe is certainly a prolific writer. At the front of her latest book she lists 9 novels and 10 nonfiction works. “Art and Madness” is her third memoir. In it she goes back to her days as a very young woman,...

“The Eighty-Dollar Champion”     Harry de Leyer, so the story goes, got the hell out of a Europe wrecked by war and, $160 dollars in his pocket, alighted in the relative stability and sanity of the United States. Here,...
    The poem from which Robert Lipsyte, a Shelter Islander who began an all-star reporting, writing, and broadcasting career with The New York Times a half-century ago, borrows the last two lines to serve as an epigraph for his...

“The Barque of Saviors”     In case you missed it, there have been historically minded Sundays in the Barn talks happening weekly one jaunty ferry ride away on Shelter Island. Next up in the series, which is courtesy of...
The seventh annual Authors Night, a book signing and cocktail party on Saturday under a tent on the lawn of the East Hampton Library from 5 to 7:30 p.m., will benefit the library. The reception will be followed at 8 by more than 30 dinner parties...

    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.

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...

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. (...

    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...

Life and Death in Amagansett

    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...

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...

    Before you sail into Chris Knopf’s “Black Swan,” it helps to know that this is his fifth book imagining the misadventures of the multitalented Sam Acquillo. Acquillo, his nautical dog, Eddie, and rock-steady...