Long Island

Baby Girl Doe

Jul 21, 2014

The author of a new murder mystery, set in Montauk on the east end of Long Island, says woman are "cooler" than men in lead roles.  Arts Critic Joan Baum sees how that plays out in Baby Girl Doe.

Charles Lane

The tall and lithe Michelle Li from Toronto dings a goose feathered shuttlecock to and fro in a lazy, backyard barbeque sort of way. The rubber-nosed projectile flies over the net as she takes a dainty step here, a swing of the ponytail there, and then she jumps a foot and half in the air, and…

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Li hasn't clocked her "smash" but she guesses it's around 200 mph. This with a racket weighing less than a quarter pound which, perhaps, mischaracterizes the sport in general as non-contact, non-competitive, non-American.

Watching the planes but not the air show

May 26, 2014

A record number of people attended this weekend's Bethpage air show at Jones Beach. But some skipped the crowds and went to Republic Airport instead. WSHU’s Gabrielle Fonrouge went to find out why. 

The Wright brothers live in our minds as American icons . . . and what do we really know about them?

Long Island author Lawrence Goldstone has written a new book about their genius and their missteps. They solved a problem that had stumped great minds for millenia, yet their secretiveness and obsession with their competitors—particularly the greatly innovative, and now little-known Glenn Curtiss—resigned them to be business has-beens.

Charles Lane

Long Island Congressman Peter King attended Friday prayers at a mosque in Bay Shore Friday. King notoriously held five congressional hearings on what he considered the proliferation of radical Islam following September 11th. King was invited by the mosque’s president, and he used the visit to explain his comments which many see as disparaging to Muslims.

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