Film

The Ross Model Expands Beyond the East End

By Marissa Maier In 1991, Courtney Sale and Stephen J. Ross started the Ross School in East Hampton with only three students. Nearly 20...

Holistic Healing in Hard Times

by Annette Hinkle Tough stories of tough times abound these days. In the face of ongoing economic difficulties nationwide, stories of friends and neighbors with...

The Godfather of Teenage Angst

By Marissa Maier After noted fiction writer J.D. Salinger passed away on Thursday, January 27 at the age of 91, John Jermain Memorial Library's...

Haiti Tragedy Stimulates Charitable Spirit

Since a 7.0 earthquake shocked the nation of Haiti to its core on Tuesday, January 12, the whole world has reeled from reports of...

Triple Play: Two dozen actors, five weeks, three plays — and one crazed director

The holidays are over, January has set in and so have the depths of winter. This is a time when many theaters on the...

Simon Van Booy’s Life as a Writer

You could say Simon Van Booy is settling nicely into life as a writer. Van Booy, a single dad, lives with his five year...

The 1930s: What it Took to Get Along

These may be bleak times, economically speaking, but as the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining — and it turns out that...

“The Last Fix” Found with East End Drug Courts

In the criminal court system, there is often a barrier between judge and defendant. The judge speaks directly to the lawyers, and rarely to...

Creating a Cultural Klatch at Canio’s

Canio’s Books is a place where the literary minded of Sag Harbor have long gathered. When Canio Pavone opened shop in 1980, novelist Nelson...

Anne Frank: From Page to Stage at Bay Street Theatre

Inspiring children through reading can be a challenge for educators. While there are kids who love sitting down with a good book to while...

Long Island Film Fest: Finding Focus in Sag Harbor

When transpersonal psychotherapist Bernard Corrigan made his short film, “The Handbook of Relationships” he hardly considered it a contender for the film festival circuit....

Black Film Fest’s Fourth Year at The Parrish

Film Festivals often provide audiences a great chance to see movies that don’t make it to first run cinemas or even old movie channels....

Dining With A Good Book for a Companion

Starting Saturday night, nearly two dozen intimate dinner parties will be thrown around Sag Harbor. People will hoist glasses of wine and dine — more...

One for the Books

Starting Saturday night, nearly two dozen intimate dinner parties will be thrown around Sag Harbor. People will hoist glasses of wine and dine —...

John Jermain Library Celebrates Forbidden Books

What do "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the Captain Underpants series all have in common? Yes, these books are...

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Finding the Many Layers of Black History

For years, Dean Mitchell refused to show his face — not to accept the awards he won in fine art shows, not when the magazines came knocking, and certainly not to promote himself. Because in order to keep gaining momentum, no one could know he was African American.

Rodeo Meets Coney Island Sideshow in Hillbilly Burlesque

Anyone who thinks the Bronx is no place for a cowboy has never met Angelo Iodice. His childhood playground was Pelham Bay Park — the largest public park in New York City — where he and his brother would ride horses through the forest and even sneak off to the beach and take them swimming. They had found a whole new world in their borough that didn’t involve hard concrete or wailing sirens, he said. And when he saw his first rodeo at Madison Square Garden, he was hooked.

Dance Troupe Revisits the Tragic Story of Four Little Girls

It’s written on his face. It moves through his chest, his arms, his legs. It speaks through the tap shoes on his feet — the power, voice and nuance of the African-American experience, informed by the generations who have come before him. For Omar Edwards, it’s the legacy of hoofers who shaped his future — the legendary Gregory Hines and his own cousin, Savion Glover, who exposed him to other strong black men leading by example.