Arts

Robert Dash
Who plants a tree is generous, they say, but it can be a selfish act, a smug one, one that is a plea for praise, an act of no little tyranny to put in place a monster, an enormous caster of shade, a green monument not unlike a great temple or a hall devoted to...
Jennifer Landes

Asked to describe the impossible, one might suggest that an expert fairly describe the historic, legal, and practical processes that define his or her field in just over 100 pages. Harder still if the result must be readable to the uninitiated while offering a point of view and advice to ...
Jennifer Landes
This is not the article to rehash all of the complications that ensued when historic buildings from Adelaide de Menil and Edmund Carpenter’s Further Lane estate were moved to the East Hampton Town Hall property. Anyone who has lived in the town over the past few years has witnessed the buildings’ move and the much-documented saga
Jennifer Landes

Jennifer Landes
Hedda Sterne was the only woman in an iconic photograph of an otherwise very masculine group of artists — dubbed “The Irascibles” by a New York art critic
Larry Penny
“Do Fish Sleep?” by Judith S. Weis of Rutgers University is a new book about, what else, fish. It follows closely on the heels of a book she co-wrote with a colleague, “Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History.”
Thomas Bohlert
Music for Montauk presented an unusual ensemble on Saturday at the Montauk School: the Manhattan Guitar Quartet. The group was formed just last October...
Jennifer Landes
A retrospective of James McMullan’s posters for the Lincoln Center Theater is a natural for the gallery at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. What is surprising is...
Jennifer Landes
Genuine independent filmmaking is a grueling process of fund-raising, budget squeezing, bargain-location scouting, and cast cultivating — with plenty of sputters and glitches along the way...
Thomas Bohlert
When Viktor Valkov appeared at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday, he regaled the audience with works by Beethoven and Liszt. Though the choices were varied, they shared some important commonalities...
Permit me to begin with a confession of personal prejudice: I have never appreciated memoirs or other books whose primary purpose appears to be the opportunity for an author...
Jennifer Landes

Jennifer Landes
While artists have always found ways to visit and stay on the South Fork, an older, more formal approach to residency used in other places is taking root here in the form of a new program for visual artists.