Arts

Simon Van Booy’s compassionate sensibility is omnipresent in his latest book, which collects tales based on true stories told to him in his travels.
By Bernard Goldhirsch
Julian Schnabel's portrait of Vincent van Gogh in film is of a painter, not a madman. "Van Gogh was very good at painting, at connecting with nature, not so good with people. I do not think he was mad."
Johnette Howard
Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco, Alex Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Doug Williams are apt choices to spotlight because of the different footholds they occupy on the N.F.L. quarterback spectrum.
Star Staff
"Rumble," a documentary on the history American Indians in rock music, will be shown Friday at the Southampton Art Center.
Star Staff
The Neo-Political Cowgirls' battle of the girl bands will happen in February at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett.
Star Staff
Gabriel Portuondo will portray 10 characters in "The Rime," a solo performance inspired by Coleridge's epic.
Parrish Films
Judy D’Mello
If there’s one concept Shirin Neshat, the New York-based Iranian photographer and visual artist, seems to understand, it’s that the world is made of opposing points of view.
Star Staff
Auditions for “Man of La Mancha" and "On Golden Pond" will be held on Sunday and Monday at the Quogue Community Hall.
Star Staff
The Pat DeRosa Orchestra will perform jazz standards, pop ballads, and holiday songs on Sunday afternoon at the Library.
Mark Segal
“Blue It!” — a mural created by Aubrey Roemer for Guild Hall — focuses on the health of the East End's intricate system of waterways.
Opinion
Kurt Wenzel
The current stage production of "The Great Gatsby" at Bay Street Theater is a brisk, satisfying take on a story that has traditionally defied dramatization.
Mark Segal
Autumn Artist Critique; Smyth at Ille, and Bill and Elaine in NYC
An old hand at Vanity Fair profiles a gallery of rogues and crusaders with fury and outrage, raising questions for contemporary journalism along the way.
Opinion
Jennifer Landes
The Parrish’s reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries is enlivened this year with a grand and imposing new gift, a trio of David Salle paintings from 2005 and 2006 inspired by Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.