Lucian K. Truscott IV
2 months ago | Nostalgia
In the spring of 1971 Bill Graham announced that he would be closing the Fillmore East. Graham told the press it was all about changes in the concert promotion business and the music industry, but I knew he was just tired of the bullshit. I rememb...
3 months ago | Essay
The year was 1974 and things in New York, in a word, sucked. The city was in financial meltdown. Bankruptcy and the famous Daily News headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead" were only a year away. Maybe the meltdown was part of the reason Bob Dylan was...
9 months ago | Donald Trump
Donald J. Trump brought his campaign here to the heart of Long Island last week with a huge rally at the old Grumman aircraft plant on Route 107. But he may as well have taken the night off: He had the 10,000 attendees locked up already. Lock...
10 months ago | Politics
Spring has sprung and it's morning in America out here on the East End of Long Island. Crocuses and daffodils are pushing their way through the grass and along the bay in the boatyards; caulk is filling popped seams in burnished teak decks; bottom...
11 months ago | Longform
Imagine with me, if you will, a trip through the Halls of Justice: That light down there at the end of the Hall is a door beyond which a long black car awaits. Imagine climbing into its leathery recesses and being driven to a nearby tarmac, where ...
1 year ago | Longform
It's scallop season again here on the East End of Long Island. Out on the Peconic you can see solitary fishermen in small boats with low gunwales assiduously dragging the bay bottom with iron-tongued dredges that scoop up scallops and deliver them...