Tuçe Yasak
Arts Top Stories

In Process: A Secret in the Woods

Pictured Above: Tuçe Yasak In Process at The Watermill Center. |. Lindsay Morris photo for The Watermill Center by George Cork Maul I had the distinct pleasure of being able to visit some fine artists at work, and to break bread with them, at the Watermill Center a few weeks ago. It’s an opportunity that the Watermill Center, a laboratory for the arts founded by theater and visual artist Robert Wilson,
Arts Literature Winter Books

On The Process of Writing: The Writers I Know

By Beacon Creative Director George Cork Maul George Cork Maul For some reason I have become attached to a number of writers in my life. That seems strange because I’m not a writer and, truth be told, I have a serious lack of trust of the written word. I believe that words can only be used for telling lies and giving driving directions. I am an aural learner. I am
Dr. Rainer Weiss
Community In the World

The Universe Comes to Southampton

[caption id="attachment_53841" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dr. Rainer Weiss[/caption] On Wednesday, Oct. 10, I had the pleasure of attending a talk held by Nobel Prize-winner Rainer Weiss at The Duke Lecture Hall of the Stony Brook Southampton Campus. I really didn’t know what to expect, but I was surprised in several ways. The talk was well attended and the audience was very diverse. There were students who arrived by bus from the
20th Century technology unearthed in Flanders...
Column Opinion

Viewpoint: The Future of the East End

[caption id="attachment_32760" align="alignnone" width="600"] 20th Century technology unearthed in Flanders...[/caption] by George Cork Maul Out here on the East End of Long Island, the future is not yet obvious. I mean, certain things are certain. There will be more traffic, the wineries and breweries will sell more alcohol, the food in the restaurants will go up in price, and retired people will always worry about their real estate taxes. Farmland
This could be anywhere on the East End these days, but it’s Noyac Road on the afternoon trade parade.

The New Crawl: Life on a Crowded Fork

[caption id="attachment_38004" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This could be anywhere on the East End these days, but it’s Noyac Road on the afternoon trade parade.[/caption] by George Cork Maul Everybody heading East on Sunrise Highway from up West is used to going 65 miles per hour until they reach the Lobster Inn in Shinnecock Hills, where the signs change to 35 miles per hour and the long crawl through a variety of
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe President Jane Alcorn at the base of the former tower, with the lab in the background.

Nikola Tesla and the Changing Landscape

[caption id="attachment_34646" align="alignright" width="350"] A historical photograph of the lab and tower.[/caption] On May 4, it will have been four years since a devoted group of fans of the scientific visionary Nikola Tesla saved his crumbling laboratory in Shoreham, and on Independence Day this summer, it will be 100 years since Tesla’s giant electrical tower there was torn down by creditors and the metal it contained was sold for scrap.
Potter Chris Fanjul at the Peconic Community School's Maker Fair

Peconic Community School Meets the Makers

[caption id="attachment_33866" align="alignnone" width="600"] Potter Chris Fanjul at the Peconic Community School's Maker Fair[/caption] The Peconic Community School held their second annual Maker’s Fair, a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, on March 25. Weaving through the Aquebogue school building from surprise to surprise, through environments of ideas and play, each individual booth was run by somebody who came there because they loved what they did. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="21"
Arts Music Opinion

A Dozen Acts We Wish Were Playing in Winterfest

[caption id="attachment_4787" align="alignnone" width="600"] All Boy/All Girl's "Dirt"[/caption] By all accounts, the lineup for this year's Winterfest series of concerts on the North Fork promises to be an entertaining one. We would like to propose that entertainment is not the only purpose of music. If music is a language, it should say something. Art is meant to inspire. Sometimes it fosters innovation. At its best, it encourages spiritual growth.When we experience art