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The Shootist

The legendary Wild Bill Hickok, the fastest gunslinger in the West, also dressed well, bathed regularly, and wrote letters home to his mom.

May 9, 2019
How Holbrooke ‘Represented’ Us

Of all the foes Richard Holbrooke faced across diplomatic negotiating tables and within the upper echelons of American government, his worst enemy was frequently himself.

May 2, 2019
Down and Out With Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren, champion of the hard-luck cases and the losers, was one of the most famous authors of the mid-20th century. What happened? Colin Asher has written a reappraisal.

Apr 11, 2019
Sandy McIntosh The Right Place, the Right Time

In “Lesser Lights,” Sandy McIntosh has crafted a memoir of entertaining vignettes that show a Hamptons barely recognizable today, when the arts were fun, writers were accessible, and the living was easy.

Apr 18, 2019
The Big Duck in Flanders gets 10,000 visitors a year, making it Suffolk County’s most popular historical site. More Than a Roadside Attraction

Susan Van Scoy, an art history professor at St. Joseph’s College, is just out with “The Big Duck and Eastern Long Island’s Duck Farming Industry,” a tale told in photographs.

Mar 28, 2019
Amy Hempel Looking for Signs

Amy Hempel’s stories are like artifacts, every word is meticulously chosen, every sentence matters. They cannot be easily summarized, so be prepared to connect the dots.

Mar 28, 2019
A Night of Poetry on Pond Lane

It’s spring, it’s National Poetry Month, it’s time for something different — a new poetry reading and open mike, that is, at the South­ampton Cultural Center Friday night.

Apr 11, 2019
Susan Scarf Merrell, left, a professor in the college’s M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature, with Emily Smith Gilbert, the new editor in chief of The Southampton Review. Five Writers on Rewriting

Stony Brook Southampton faculty consider the “art and craft of the redraft” Wednesday in the return of the M.F.A. program’s Writers Speak series for the spring.

Mar 7, 2019
Elizabeth Keenan and Greg Wands Ruthless People

A thriller that at first seems cynically executed is in fact solidly entertaining.

Mar 14, 2019
Gary J. Whitehead Poetry by Gary Whitehead at the College

Fresh from publication in The New Yorker, Gary J. Whitehead reads at Stony Brook Southampton for Writers Speak.

Mar 21, 2019