Literature

Delve into the Wild West with Tom Clavin’s ‘Tombstone’

You know the expression, attributed to Aristotle — the whole being greater than, or different from, the sum of its parts — meaning that the way individual items combine can often affect the overall result. In the case of journalist and best-selling author Tom Clavin’s latest historical exploration of the Wild West called “Tombstone,” readers should pay attention to the parts.

East Hampton Library’s Authors Night, an Online Literary Celebration

Tickets are now on sale for East Hampton Library’s 16th annual Authors Night, presented this year as a series of interactive online Zoom events, Thursday, August 6, to Sunday, August 9.

Welcome to the Revolution

Sometimes, the best way to shine a light on a groundbreaking project is to approach it through a historic lens. It’s certainly a philosophy that fine art photographer Josh Lehrer has embraced in his work in recent years in a very literal sense.

Authors in Quogue

Quogue Library’s annual Author Series program lineup will kick off on Sunday, July 26, at 5 p.m. with the first of four virtual conversations between notable authors of recently released books and columnist Andrew Botsford. 

Meet the Female Scientist Who Aimed for the Stars

In the male dominated scientific field of the early 20th century, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin aimed for the moon and made a fundamental discovery. But because she was a woman, she did not receive credit for her accomplishments ... Until now.

Let the Revolution Begin

On Friday, July 24, at 6 p.m., Keyes Art Gallery of Sag Harbor will host an evening with acclaimed fine art photographer and Broadway-world insider Josh Lehrer to celebrate the publication of his newly released book, “Hamilton: Portraits of the Revolution,” published by Rizzoli New York.

Philanthropists and Artists Create Grant For Struggling Performers, Artists and Art Educators

With professionals in all sorts of arts fields currently suffering from lack of work on the East End, Andrea Grover and other members of the Hamptons Arts Network decided to create a grant program for struggling artists. Then artists Eric Fischl and Clifford Ross jumped into the effort and ran with it.

Good Reads For July

It’s summer on the East End and with July now here, the staff of BookHampton in East Hampton have put together some recommendations from the batch of new releases to take the beach this month.

A Short History Of A Long Wharf

As a result of what was uncovered during the wharf project, which is now nearing completion, Heller has just published a new book, titled “A Short History of Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf.” In it, he takes a look back at the structure that has served as the centerpiece of the village for centuries.

‘The Third Daughter’ Tells The Story of Forced Jewish Prostitution in South America

Zwi Migdal was a Jewish mafia of sorts, and from the 1870s until 1939, it brought an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 young women to South America from Europe and Russia under pretense of a better life. But in fact, these girls were bound for a new country and a life of forced prostitution. In her novel “The Third Daughter," Bridgehampton author Talia Carner tells the little-known story of these women.

Summer Online with BookHampton

BookHampton has a whole series of virtual events coming up now that summer is officially here.

Dermont Will Sign Copies of ‘The Hamptons Kitchen’

Stacy Dermont, co-author of “The Hamptons Kitchen,” a new cookbook that was written with Hillary Davis, will be on hand at the Sag Harbor Farmers Market on Saturday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to sign copies of the new book.

It’s a Scandal on Plum Island!

At 840 acres, Plum Island is the site of the CDC's animal research facility and has long been a source of fascination and speculation. But in her new book, “Scandal on Plum Island: A Commander Becomes the Accused,” Wainscott author Marian E. Lindberg tells a tale of a very different Plum Island from the early years of the 20th century,

Guild Hall Marks ‘Bloomsday’ with a Virtual One-Man Show

To most people, June 16 is just another nondescript day on the calendar. But to fans of James Joyce, it’s Bloomsday.

Authors Night and the Free Children’s Fair go Online this Summer  

The East Hampton Library will host its annual summer celebrations, Authors Night and the Free Children’s Fair, as interactive online events this year. Both events, which are traditionally held on the second weekend of August, will be hosted online during the same approximate time frame.

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Let’s Talk Arts: ‘Cinema Live’ Brings the Directors to You

Beginning this weekend, Sag Harbor Cinema (SHC) will host “Cinema Live,” a new four-part series built around the virtual screening of a newly released film followed by conversations with the directors or film writers. Moderated by SHC Artistic Director Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, the series begins January 24 with director Gianfranco Rosi discussing his documentary “Notturno.”

Duck Creek Online Jazz Series finds an Audience-free Stage in Brooklyn

Striking a balance between playing to a packed house and a completely empty room, the Arts Center at Duck Creek has partnered with Brooklyn's Bar Bayeux to host a pandemic-compliant middle ground: a series of free jazz concerts — the next on Wednesday, January 27, featuring the Scott Wendholt/Adam Kolker Quartet — streamed live from the Brooklyn venue and into homes across the East End and beyond.

Hampton Bays Singer Christiaan Padavan Releases New Single

In early December, Hampton Bays resident Christiaan Padavan and his band, Away For The Day, released “Moonlight,” the final single for the band as its members begin transitioning to new, independent musical adventures. It’s been a good ride, as they say.