• Fantasy Island

    By Zinnia Smith
    Photography by East Hampton Star

    NAZI SCIENTISTS? WEAPONIZED LYME DISEASE? CREEPY EXPERIMENTS IN GENETIC MUTATION? NO.

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  • Let's Rock

    By editor
    Photography by Nina Channing

    SUSAN NIELAND SELLS FLOTSAM-AND-JETSAM JEWELRY BY THE SEASHORE

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  • The Beatnik Drug Bust of '65

    By Christopher Walsh
    Photography by East Hampton Star Archive

    “It was the social event of the 1965 season, no doubt about it,” was the rather sarcastic opening line in The East Hampton Star’s Aug. 26 issue.

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  • by Laura Donnelly · Sep. 9, 2016
    Photography by Lena Yaremenko

    “Kraut Kween” Nadia Ernestus of Hamptons Brine makes wholesome and probiotic kvass and sauerkraut that have become so popular she could found a business empire. Instead, she’s keeping it humble.

  • by Laura Donnelly · Sep. 9, 2016
    Photography by John Musnicki

    Bored with your basic barbecue? Consider un Asado, estilo Argentino. Laura Donnelly digs in to tenderly grilled beef and open-fire-roasted lamb. Pass the chimichurri sauce

  • by Carissa Katz · Sep. 9, 2016
    Photography by Carissa Katz and Wesnofske Family Photos

    With its open vistas of brown furrows, then low green plants dotted with white flowers running in parallel lines to the horizon, Bridgehampton used to be famous not for movie stars and mansions, but for potatoes. Today, the Wesnofske clan holds on against all odds: a squeeze on farmable land, the increasing difficulty of getting to market, and the deeper question of who will carry on.

  • by Carissa Katz · Sep. 9, 2016
    Photography by Homer Parkes

    The story of how your tilapia ended up swimming in basil and wine on your dinner plate is probably a more convoluted journey than Finding Dory’s. But, as the concept of buying local expands to embrace seafood, it doesn’t have to be that way. On an express trip from the ocean off Montauk Point to Nick and Toni’s, Carissa Katz traces a few pounds of premium black sea bass.

  • by Christine Sampson · Sep. 9, 2016
    Photography by doug kuntz

    For decades, the ideal garden and the pristine-green lawn has come at a steep price: chemicals that poison the land and water (and, sometimes, even people). But today, as Christine Sampson reports, there are alternatives — and they are beautiful, because pure nature is perfect.

  • by Biddle Duke · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Durell Godfrey

    Some people go the Hampton Classic for world-class equestrian competition. Some of us go for world-class people-watching Some of the riders gracing the Grand Prix field are Olympians But have you seen the hats? 

  • by Amanda M. Fairbanks · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Durell Godfrey

    Darting between Sag Harbor, the city, and Palm Beach, Marc Zowine — possibly the most in-demand hairstylist on the East End scene — creates the perfect surfer blonde.

  • by Christina Robert · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Chelsea Audibert

    Bhumi Farms, one of the South Fork's newest and smallest community-supported farms, has joined the local charge toward a new food frontier.

  • by Jack Graves · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by Craig MacNaughton

    At the age of 81, Gig John Ryan is the elder statesman of East End lifeguarding. Jack Graves talks with him about saving lives, narrow escapes, and what every kid should be able to do in the water.

  • by Christina Robert · Aug. 8, 2016
    Photography by From Recess by Sasha Frolova

    For a century, the South Fork has drawn them. Lifelong friendships have been made, beach-marshmallow traditions established, and countless love affairs begun with this preternaturally stunning stretch of sand and fertile earth. As Christina Robert — a filmmaker, novelist, and environmental activist — writes, growing up a summer kid has also sprouted something else entirely: roots and the inspiration for a big life.

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