Books

The Slum of Sports

Jeffrey Sussman has dug up an all-star roster of low-life scum for our reading pleasure, but at least they had some style.

May 30, 2019
Hold the Chianti

Thomas Harris, the undisputed king of memorable grotesquerie, returns with a murderous albino pornographer, sex trafficker, torturer, and organ harvester in his long-awaited new thriller.

May 23, 2019
South Fork Poetry: ‘Memorial Day’

From “Hamptons,” a new poetry collection by Lucas Hunt, who will read from it at the Amagansett Library on Sunday at 2 p.m.

May 23, 2019
To the Ballpark, Says Goldberger

“What better way to kick off the season than baseball and architecture?” asks Paul Goldberger, the architecture critic, who will do just that when he talks about his new book on Sunday at 5 p.m. at BookHampton.

May 23, 2019
Dream Weaver

An appraisal of Winsor McCay, an early master of animation and the most skilled and innovative newspaper cartoonist in the medium’s history, by the country’s pre-eminent scholar of animation.

May 16, 2019
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
South Fork Poetry: ‘Crosstrees’

A new poem by Bernard Goldhirsch of Springs

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
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
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
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
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
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
Claire Adam Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

With “Golden Child,” Claire Adam’s gripping novel set in Trinidad, Sarah Jessica Parker’s imprint has its second success in introducing a new voice.

Mar 21, 2019