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Articles by this author:

  • An American author, Flynn Berry, fictitiously resolves the real-life story of a murderous lord's disappearance in her astute new thriller, “A Double Life.”
  • "The Summit,” at Guild Hall through Sunday, doesn’t offer much shock of the new. What it does promise is to catch one’s imagination by conducting an experiment about what theater can be.
  • Peter Marino is most famous as the architect who designed and reimagined flagship stores for the likes of Valentino, Dior, and others. Now he will have an art foundation in Southampton.
  • Born out of necessity, rather than in pursuit of any “reclaimed” aesthetic, is the house that Nick Cohen built.
  • “Evita,” the iconic bio-operetta by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice about that Machiavellian little minx who captivated Argentina, is being staged with skillful inventiveness and quicksilver fluency at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through Sept. 2.
  • Forget “full-service” advertising, now the game is selling access to your day-to-day life and altering your behavior for profit.
  • “Kind of least likely,” is how Peter Dayton describes the likelihood of his being an artist connected to global luxury emporia including Chanel, Guerlain, and Louis Vuitton, boutiques of the highest fashion echelon for which his artwork has been commissioned.
  • The domestic detective appears to be having her moment, from the “girl” thrillers to the “wife” suspense novels. And now, the Hollywood-beckoning “The Banker’s Wife” by Cristina Alger of Quogue.
  • It will be impossible to watch this play and not marvel at the relevance of the material today — the fake news, the political trickery, the controversy regarding the past election, and all the eerie resemblances to Watergate.
  • More than a decade before Jason Biondo was born, Macy’s, the department store, and Raymond Loewy, the prolific industrial designer, commissioned the renowned architect Andrew Geller to design about 200 prefabricated houses for Culloden Point, a peninsula less than three miles from Montauk’s downtown. It was 1963, and the Leisurama homes, as they were called, cost between $13,000 and $17,000.

Blogs by this author:

  • On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Children's Museum of the East End will hold its fourth annual feria -- a fun-packed festival to celebrate the East End's Latino culture. Families with children of all ages can enjoy a day of traditional cuisine, music, and art.
  • The Retreat, a nonprofit advocacy organization and shelter for victims of domestic violence, will present Navigating Consent: A Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop for high school students on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Library
  • Guild Hall’s 15th annual student film competition ceremony and screening will be held Thursday night at 6. The event is free and open to the public.
  • In anticipation of a March 6 Springs School District vote on a $16.9-million bond to finance a long-planned expansion project, the school board and administrators will present an overview of the project on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall.
  • East Hampton High School’s class of 2020 will host the Harlem Rockets, a group of basketball entertainers, on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.
  • Set in the 1960s, "Novitiate" examines a radical time in Catholic history through the story of a girl who becomes a nun.
  • In the wake of Broadway's mega successes like “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” young people’s interest in musicals — and theater in general — has never been so piqued.

    For aspiring actors on the East End, uninterested in lazing on the beach during their summer break, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor offers a variety of summer-long workshops and camps for tots, tweens, and teens — that is, anyone between the ages of 4 and 18 — all taught by seasoned teachers and theater professionals. While the workshops began in July, there are still plenty of classes for the remainder of August.

  • Parents of children attending East Hampton schools are being asked to participate in a survey about their involvement in education politics, including where they stand on opting out of standardized tests. The survey is sponsored by a research team at Michigan State University. The East Hampton School District is one of several across the state to be included in the survey.

    All responses will remain anonymous. According to the research team, the goal is to learn more about parent views on various education issues. The first portion of the survey asks about opt-out activities and the second section deals with political participation habits. As a token of appreciation, four $25 Amazon gift cards will be awarded to randomly selected participants.

  • At a red carpet gala, East End Arts celebrated the best in school theater with its 15th annual Teeny Awards ceremony on Sunday at Southampton High School.
  • East Hampton Middle School is holding a parents-only discussion this evening at 6:30 with Nicholas Kardaras, author of "Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids," published in 2016.