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A Conversation With Padma Lakshmi

The “Top Chef” executive producer and host, actress and best-selling author is the 2018 Guest of Honor at the James Beard Foundation Chefs & Champagne benefit on July 28 at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack. Ms. Lakshmi touches on the importance of JBF, the impact the “#MeToo” movement has had in the food industry, dishes on the new season of the Emmy-award winning Bravo television show and her favorite places to enjoy food on the East End.

Nancy Passaretti on BuddhaBerry

From sorbet, ice cream and frozen yogurt to smoothies, coffee, acai bowls, crepes and waffles, Sag Harbor’s BuddhaBerry has changed the way people approach frozen desserts in the village. The Express talked with owner, Nancy Passaretti to discuss her new take on the popular dessert.

A Conversation with Scott Schwartz

Bay Street Theater’s Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz will celebrate the theater’s biggest night this Saturday at their 27th Annual Summer Gala on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Bay Street’s MainStage summer season continues with “Frost/Nixon” and will culminate with a staging of “Evita” in August. In an interview with The Express, Mr. Schwartz discusses the current summer season and his hopes for the future of the theater company.

“Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” Comes to Guild Hall in East Hampton

Through archival footage and present-day interviews, director Marina Zenovich is revealing it now in “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind,” which made its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival. It will kick off the Hamptons International Film Festival’s SummerDocs series on Friday, June 29, at Guild Hall in East Hampton, before airing on HBO on July 16.

Madeline “Lee” King on Sag Harbor

I’m not sure if you know Madeline “Lee” King, most people do, she’s a bit of a Sag Harbor icon. A caregiver to those who need a hand, a ride, a companion, a friend, Mrs. King has cared for 75 or more local people throughout the years, assisting them in whatever way she can.

A Conversation With Payton Yardley

It’s safe to say the outgoing Pierson Middle-High School Student Council president, who will graduate this weekend and enter the exploratory studies program at Purdue University this fall, made the most of her school days in Sag Harbor.

A Conversation With Andrew Strong

Andrew Strong, of Springs, a human rights attorney who spent seven years working at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on war crimes cases, has been appointed OLA's first full-time general counsel.

A Conversation with Kim Covell

The Flying Point Foundation for Autism will participate Friday in Bike to the Beach, a 106-mile, New York City-to-East Quogue ride that is part of a national series of rides that benefit organizations related to autism.

A Conversation With Jemille Charlton

A resident of Noyac and father of three, Mr. Charlton is believed to be the first African American person to be elected the leader of Sag Harbor's Masonic Lodge and Temple.

A Conversation With Nancy Hallock

A 1990 graduate of Pierson High School, who has four daughters in middle school through college, Ms. Hallock has a lot to say about communication, collaboration and positive thinking.

A Conversation With Kathryn Szoka

The nonprofit organization Canio’s Cultural Café, which is run by Canio’s Books, is planning a marathon reading of the John Steinbeck novel “The Winter of Our Discontent” this weekend.

A Conversation With Andrew Drake

Whole sections of land, where pitch pines once grew, have been cleared of most growth as the town fought to contain the spread of the deadly southern pine beetle.

A Conversation With Anita Boyer and Kasia Klimiuk

The co-founders of the non-profit Our Fabulous Variety Show talk about their fourth annual tap showcase, the importance of arts education, and how Disney World inspired a Star Wars dance routine.

A Conversation With Samantha Cohen

The daughter of Phyllis Katz, a longtime Sag Harbor resident in need of a kidney donation, talks about her mother’s struggle with kidney disease, and why she is hopeful a donor will come forward for her mother.

A Conversation With Stephen Sanfilippo

Mr. Sanfilippo, a retired professor of maritime history who currently lives in Maine, will bring the songs of the 19th century Sag Harbor and Greenport whalers to the John Jermain Memorial Library during a program titled “How Many a Tale the Music Tells” on April 26.

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Artists Who Love Working Inside The Box

Barbara Maslen did not have to stray far to find inspiration — or raw materials — for her inaugural entry into the popular Box Art Auction, an event that raises tens of thousands annually for East End Hospice.

Stephen Wilkes Headlines ‘Meet the Artist’ at Tulla Booth Gallery

One single image in Stephen Wilkes’ “Day to Night” series is composed of an average 1,500 frames captured by manual shutter clicks over a period of 16 to 30 hours — from dusk to dawn, and one vantage point.

‘Wet Clutch’ Pushes Boundaries

Billed as an “immersive drive-in dance experience,” the site-specific performance installation by The Dance Cartel will merge into a physical exchange that culminates with a live set by DJ Average Jo on Saturday, August 25, at the Southampton Arts Center.