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Brunch With Emily Blunt at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Maidstone in East Hampton was party central for the Hamptons International Film Festival, both scheduled and spontaneous. Caterer Janet O'Brien, s...

Hamptons Journal: Food, Glorious Food

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.31.2015 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Out on Eastern Long Island, real food and real estate rule, somebody who knows recently told me. This wisdom was proven at a special dinner at the Pollock-Krasner House on the waterfront Springs site where the artist couple lived.

Hamptons Journal: Michael Shannon Stars in 99 Homes / Chess in the Schools

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last week, at a special screening at Guild Hall, Michael Shannon spoke about his work on 99 Homes, a feature directed by Ramin Bahrani about the housi...

Hamptons Journal: Osteria Salina, LongHouse Reserve, Wordtheater at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

We wondered whether Billy or Alan had eaten what we were now feasting on: refreshing cucumber slices, Italian meatballs as big as baseballs, a special of burrata with melon balls, veal chops, bass, and a medley of desserts including cannoli and ice cream sandwiched between homemade cookies.

Billy Collins to Read at Guild Hall: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dentist

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When I heard that Billy Collins would give a reading at Guild Hall, I wanted to talk to the U. S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003). I caught up with him in t...

Arthamptons Lifetime Achievement Award: Ruth Appelhof at the Maidstone

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2015 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Just prior to the Arthamptons opening, I met with Ruth Appelhof, Executive Director of Guild Hall, who will receive the Arthamptons Lifetime Achievement Award on July 5. Over eggs Benedict at the Maidstone in East Hampton, we talked.

Killing It at the Guild Hall Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If you know her seemingly effortless performances, you what he means. She went on to present the first lifetime achievement award of the night, for visual art, to photographer Ralph Gibson.

Hamptons Journal: Buddha Rules on Guild Hall's Garden Tour

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What is grass? This is a question posed by Walt Whitman in his epic poem Leaves of Grass, offering an image of the most democratic of God's greens, pl...

Summerdoc Finale and Others: 'The Overnighters', 'Pump', 'Levitated Mass'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Overnighters, Jesse Moss' much lauded film at Sundance, screened Friday at Guild Hall, a finale for the Hamptons International Film Festival Summerdocs series.

Hamptons Journal: Last Days in Vietnam Screens at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The war in Vietnam still conjures volatile emotions for those who lived during that heady time in the '60's and '70's. That's why Alec Baldwin insiste...

The Expressionist as Rationalist

Francis Levy | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Thinking is not always associated with abstract expressionism. After all, the technique was called "action painting" and it's quarterback, Jackson Pollock, was intentionally or unintentionally rough around the edges.

Hamptons Journal: Anthony Bourdain and 'Masters of Sex' on Authors' Night

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2014 | Books
Regina Weinreich

At Guild Hall, when Florence Fabricant asked CNN's Anthony Bourdain at a recent Q&A, which country was most surprising, he quickly answered Iran. Most Americans have not been there, and I seized a moment of opportunity.

Going Green at Guild Hall's Garden as Art Tour

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Your first perception as you drive up to Fred Stelle's serene North Haven waterfront acreage is Wow, fruit trees. Pears aplenty not yet ripe. Abundant...

Keep On Keepin' On, Alan Hicks' First Film Screens at the Hamptons International Film Festival Summerdocs

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The documentary's catchy title, Keep On Keepin' On, comes from the legendary trumpeter Clark Terry, now 94, a line he uses to inspire young musicians:...

Marlo Thomas' Sins of Omission in Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Marlo Thomas worked the homey sitting room at East Hampton's Baker House on Saturday night: her husband Phil Donahue, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Bob Ba...

Diane Keaton Croons in Rob Reiner's And So It Goes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Diane Keaton's presence was felt on Long Island's east end the day before her new movie And So It Goes premiered at Guild Hall last Sunday: she had a ...

Sandra Bernhard: Provocateur at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Sandra Bernhard makes me laugh. Her brassy, wild mouthed persona has always seemed an exaggeration of femininity, her humor bold, her image could be m...

Andy Warhol/ Seeing Red at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

One line gets a big laugh at Guild Hall's production of Red, the play screenwriter John Logan wrote about the painter Mark Rothko: in his studio, supe...

Unraveling: The Art of Christa Maiwald

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Embracing dichotomy, stitch-by-stitch, is finally what lends Maiwald's pieces both their intimate and universal powers.

Hamptons Journal: Laurie Anderson Talks Dirt and Other Riffs

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On a field of lights, on a stage bare except for a podium, a big chair, and a neon rectangle that could have been a James Turrell design, Laurie Ander...

Chuck Close: Up Close at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

"This is our best show ever," exulted Guild Hall Executive Director Ruth Appelhof, repeating what she says every August, as she greets guests for the ...

Hamptons Journal: Heaven and Hell and Lady Gaga

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even Lady Gaga in her most monster-friendly would merely blend in at the Watermill Center's annual summer benefit, themed Devil's Heaven. A woman in a...

Fireworks in the Water Line: Gasland II on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What would the July 4 holiday weekend be without fireworks? Somehow the ones emerging from the faucets of ordinary citizens who happen to live where f...

Walking the Walk: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

She may not be as famous as her sister in soul, Aretha Franklin, but that does not make Merry Clayton any less of a diva. Her story may be famous in m...

Ethel: A Daughter's Tale, Summerdocs Finale

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.01.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Ethel, a new HBO documentary, the fascination with all things Kennedy shifts to the legacy of Robert. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy, his 11th child, focuses on the role of her mother in their remarkable marriage, and in the aftermath of his death.