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Goings On About Town: This Week • In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many New York City venues are closed. Here’s a selection of culture to be found around town, as well as online and streaming.
Tables for Two: Thai Diner
Comment: Childish Things
Beyond Gamestop: The Deli Deal
Gone Fishing: A Good Drift
The Boards: Shall We Go?
Hot Seat Dept.: Performative
Letter from Glasgow: Separation Anxiety • Nicola Sturgeon’s quest for Scottish independence.
Shouts & Murmurs: Dracula Is Off the Case
Annals of Science: Growing It Back • Can we persuade the body to regenerate by speaking a language it understands?
Poem: Next Day
A Reporter at Large: The U.F.O. Papers • Why did we start taking unidentified aerial phenomena seriously?
Poem: Notes from the Ruined City
Reflections: Hard Labor • Surviving the chain gang.
Books: The Final workout • How Alison Bechdel found freedom through fitness.
Books: Peripheral Proust • As a writer, Proust started small. How did he get so big?
Books: Briefly Noted
The Theatre: Hell and High Water • Erika Dickerson-Despenza captures the human rhythms of Hurricane Katrina.
Musical Events: New Stages • The New York Philharmonic returns to live performance.
On Television: Social Contract • “Made for Love” and “Mare of Easttown,” on HBO Max.
The Current Cinema: Small Worlds • “About Endlessness.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A lightly challenging puzzle.