Columns

Notes from the Field: Winter Walks and Wonderings

Carving a path for nature from one side of this island’s fork to the other is all very interesting, you say, but why am I talking to you about the swamp at a time of year when all its flora is naked and all its fauna is hunkering down for the winter?

Eye on Public Heath: A New Year’s Resolution We All Need

There is one resolution we should all be making that was nowhere to be found on the list: Detoxing.

Suffolk Closeup: The Race Is On … Kind Of … for County Executive

The leading political contest in Suffolk in 2019 will be the race for county executive, the top post in Suffolk County government.

On the Road: Pine Fresh Holidays…Feels Like Real Fir!

Welcome to the nights before Christmas, a time when most couples argue over how much to spend on already entitled children, which relatives to invite for the duration of the holiday break, or whether or not to bother sending greeting cards this year.

Home: Gertrude Katz ‘Happy to Be Home’

Mrs. Gertrude Katz welcomed me in with her warm smile and I was taken back to a time when life felt new and simple.

Point of View: Who’s Ready To Play

All over the world today there are kids waking up wondering whether they can play baseball. They’re wondering whether their field is okay and how many players are coming. I know, because I’m still one of those kids.

On the Road: California Dreamin’… and Real-Life Nightmares

Thousand Oaks became the site of the country’s latest massacre with 12 people gunned down at the Borderline Bar. Ironically, when I was 16, it was the first place I traveled on my own.

Spanish Influenza: We Still Aren’t Sure What Hit Us in 1918

Even the name, “Spanish Flu,” is a head fake.

Small Town Crank: Lost in the Madhouse

In his classic postmodern short story, “Lost in the Funhouse,” John Barth begins his tale with a simple question: “For whom is the funhouse fun?”

Column: Romanticizing Abuse

It is no secret that many famous relationships in novels, films, and music are glorified despite the abusive behaviors of the characters.

Home: Evie Ramunno Helps Those Who Call Sag Harbor Home

Evie Ramunno, the director of the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry, was waiting for a delivery. “’Fresh is Best,’ is our motto,” she said as she walked me through the maze of refrigerators, freezers and shelves of carefully organized canned goods.

On Art: Jack Whitten, Secret Sculptor

Shortly before his death this past January, Jack Whitten agreed to an exhibition primarily devoted to his sculpture, a body of work known only to his family and close friends.

On The Road: Haunted Houses and the Ghosts of Dying Cities

Most October's I lead a haunted tour of Sag Harbor as a benefit for the Whaling Museum. While I enjoy this tradition greatly, it can’t compare to the Halloweens of my teenage years. That’s because of a distinctly Midwestern — or maybe just Ohio — tradition that I have yet to encounter anywhere else.

Point of View: Looking Back and Moving Forward

This week I talked to an old friend from high school whom I hadn’t seen or heard from in more than 30 years. The Ford-Kavanaugh hearings had got him thinking.

On Art: Davis and Krasner Together

Apart from resting peacefully near each other in Green River Cemetery in Springs, what do the painters Stuart Davis and Lee Krasner have in common?

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‘Magic Jews’ Come to Southampton Arts Center

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The Church Presents “Art As Ecosystem”

Eric Fischl, co-founder of The Church with his wife, artist April Gornik, will lead the organization’s first event “Art As Ecosystem” on Saturday, July 20.

Pierson Grad Is Building a Career in Golf

Jack Brown today is a rising junior in the PGA Golf Management Program at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.