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Roselle Borrelli with a screen decopaged with 19th Century advertisements from the Weekly Suffolk Times

Greenport’s History, Told Through A Proud 19th Century Home

Greenport’s History, Told Through A Proud 19th Century Home by Beth Young Greenporter Roselle Borrelli doesn’t scare easily, but when she bought a historic house in the village, the ghosts she encountered there shook her to

From Ted Rall's blog: "Within days of Donald Trump's election victory, racist and anti-Semitic graffiti appeared around the United States. Aside from a curt "don't do it" in response to an interview question, the president-elect has not disavowed his alt-right supporters."

Pissed Off And Wide Awake: Ted Rall’s Case for American Radicalism

by Kara Westerman “The greatest achievement of the American government and its allied corporations is that it has convinced us that there is nothing we can do about anything,” says Amagansett cartoonist Ted Rall in

The Dark Side of Beauty in David Kozatch’s “Off the East End”

by Kara Westerman In 2008, a strange photograph appeared in the local papers. A frightening creature had washed ashore in Montauk that looked like it came from the shadows of our collective psyche — slimy

Moby-Dick comes to Sag Harbor this weekend.

Call Them Ishmael: Sag Harbor Readers Embark on Moby Dick Marathon

The Sag Harbor Moby Dick Marathon kicks off this morning at 11 a.m. at Canio’s Books, continuing throughout the weekend at cultural venues throughout the village, with readings by news folks, authors and community

Billy Hands & David Berson have a poetry treat in store next Friday in Greenport.

Taking Poetry Down From Its Ivory Tower

If you’ve ever wished you were able to sit in on a poetry reading at Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights bookstore in San Francisco circa 1957, the age of the beatniks, a time when poetry

Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan

East End Poet Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan Named Long Island Poet of the Year

North Sea Poetry Scene founder and longtime poetry advocate Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, a former Suffolk County Poet Laureate, has been named the Long Island Poet of the Year by the Walt Whitman Birthplace. She will receive

James Joyce

Bloomsday Comes to Sag Harbor (For Real)

Three years ago, when I first heard Canio’s Books put out a bit of buzz looking for fellow Joyceans to celebrate Bloomsday in Sag Harbor, the entire notion seemed to me like an impossible

By the dock, Greenport

Bookshelf: “Village of Immigrants” Tells Greenport’s Universal Story

Like many bustling port cities on the edges of American seas, Greenport has always had a special relationship with the immigrants who sought safety on its shores, and the recent influx of Latino residents

Lorraine Dusky and her daughter, Jane, at Rockafeller Center

Sag Harbor’s Lorraine Dusky on Her Lifelong Quest for Adoption Reform

When Sag Harbor journalist Lorraine Dusky gave her daughter up for adoption in 1966, she regretted the decision immediately. But she had little idea at the time that the experience would be the genesis

Rose Nigro Big Duck

Big Duck Provides Big Tale on the Power of Civic Engagement

The people of Flanders are a feisty bunch, and there’s nothing they love better than The Big Duck, the giant roadside former duck farm stand that pays tribute to the halcyon days of an iconic

Christopher Bollen's novel, "Orient," takes place almost entirely within view of Bug Light.

Book Review: Disoriented at the Island’s Far East End

It’s always difficult to read a book about a place you know well without second guessing the book’s author, looking for narrative bumps or subtle hints that the writer just doesn’t get his or

Poet Lucas Hunt at East End Arts' "A Long Island Love Story" poetry reading Feb. 7.

They Did It for Love: The Day Poets Took Over the East End Arts Carriage House

It isn’t every day that poets gather, clutching paper-clipped manuscripts and well-thumbed chapbooks, on the grounds of East End Arts in Riverhead. But the arts school’s new Education Director, Diane Giardi, a painter, has a

Phil Burns

Retired FDNY Deputy Chief Phil Burns is Southold Library’s First Writer in Residence

When Southold resident Phil Burns first got the bug to become a firefighter as a young man in New York in the early 1960s, firemen didn’t wear air masks, and their turnout gear consisted

Scott Chaskey at work on Quail Hill

Farming in a Seed’s Own Time

The debate over genetically modified food in the past year has taken on a kind of hysteria, laced with photographs of tomatoes with piranha-like teeth and catch phrases that attempt to simplify what is

Chasing Nabokov in Amagansett

Kara Westerman considers herself a Vladimir Nabokov stalker. Ms. Westerman, an East Hampton writer, memoir instructor and editor, has loved reading the work of the controversial postmodern novelist, best known for his obsessive 1955 novel

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