December 2019

Fascinating Rhythms

Editor’s Letter


We close out our year of “Fascinations” with a consideration of time, one of our most challenging subjects, not because it’s such a difficult theme but because we never seem to have enough of it and always seem to be fighting it, as you’ll see in our opening essay.

The original Fab Four


However spectacular introspective winter, joyous spring, sultry summer and bountiful fall/autumn may be individually, the group has been unbeatable as a brand, particularly when it comes to its greatest iteration, Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”

The art of train travel


Trains follow a schedule – or at least are supposed to… Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk takes time to explore the artistic side of the enduring mode of transportation in “The Trained Eye: The Art of Railroads & Stations.”

Inspired by the past


Hudson Valley artist Donna Castelluccio travels through time, integrating vintage images, fabrics and ephemera into her mixed-media work that ranges from handbags to wall hangings to collages.

Christmas à la John Waters


“If you have a first date for ‘A John Waters Christmas,’ you’re either going to get married or they’re never going to speak to you again. It’s hit or miss,” observes auteur John Waters. OK, so he’s not exactly Bing Crosby.

Nature’s shepherd


A girl’s crusade to save a Bengal tiger cub is the subject of Paul Rosolie’s new novel, “The Girl and the Tiger,” which he brings to Southport’s Pequot Library Dec. 10.