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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 remain closed. Here’s a selection of culture to be found around town, as well as online and streaming; as ever, it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements.
Tables for Two: Haizea • 142 Sullivan St.
Comment: Forever Trial
Oregon Postcard: Ignition Point
Higher Power Dept.: Reputation Economy
Reading Dept.: Hyphenate
Brave New World: Birdlife
Annals of Equality: The Limits of Liberalism • How Derrick Bell’s pioneering work gave rise to critical race theory.
Shouts & Murmurs: We Can Make It Work
Onward and Upward With the Arts: Vox Pop • The singer-songwriter Caroline Polachek returns to live performance.
A Reporter at Large: A Spy in Flight • How a Syrian war criminal and double agent disappeared into the shadows of Europe.
Poem: I wonder if I will miss the moss
Profiles: Secrets and Lies • Colm Tóibín is a great talker—yet his novels are full of people who cannot speak their minds.
Poem: Windy Day
Books: The Real Roe • What we can learn from the all-too-human plaintiff behind Roe v. Wade.
Books: Briefly Noted
A Critic at Large: Asylum Seeker • Seven centuries after Dante’s death, are we finally ready for Purgatory?
Pop Music: Listening Tour • Saint Etienne’s nostalgic, time-travelling sounds.
The Theatre: We Wait • “Pass Over” is the first play to open on Broadway since the shutdown.
The Current Cinema: Inside Stories • “The Card Counter” and “The Nowhere Inn.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A lightly challenging puzzle.