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Goings On About Town: This Week • As New York City venues reopen, it’s advisable to confirm in advance the requirements for in-person attendance.
Goings On About Town: Television
Tables for Two: Délice & Sarrasin
Comment: Stock Answers
City Works: The Stash
Georgia Postcard: Get Out
Dept. of Hope: Survival Guide
The Pictures: All Grown Up
Profiles: The Antagonist • Why Neo Rauch can’t avoid controversy.
Shouts & Murmurs: The Age of Monsters
A Critic at Large: Blues Suite • Gayl Jones’s novels of oppression.
American Chronicles: The Underworld • The effort to reclaim Black burial grounds and remains has unearthed conflicts over history and inheritance.
Life and Letters: A Straight Line in the Darkness • The author’s diaries and notebooks chart her early work and love life.
Fiction: Red Pyramid
Poem: To Gather Together
Books: Good Times • In Jonathan Franzen’s “Crossroads,” a minister and his family confront a crisis of faith—not in God but in one another.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Connect the Dots • Everything must converge in Anthony Doerr’s “Cloud Cuckoo Land.”
Books: Tell Me What You Want • Our sexual desires shape us. Can we shape them?
Pop Music: Video Star • Lil Nas X goes from TikTok curiosity to full-fledged pop icon.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.