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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; as ever, it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements.
Goings On About Town: Television
Tables for Two: Waiting for Pizza
Comment: Morality Plays
Best Medicine: Uplifting
Self-Narration Dept.: Policing the Police
Second Wind Dept.: Deadpan
Postscript: Janet Malcolm
American Chronicles: Pet Projects • During the pandemic, we turned to animals for companionship. Now what?
Shouts & Murmurs: People of Earth: Hello
Family Life: Dream Weaver • A sleep trainer is for babies, but the hard lessons are for parents.
Profiles: Undecided Voter • Will Joe Manchin’s search for common ground wreck the Democrats’ agenda?
Annals of Religion: Women on the Verge • They feel drawn by God to the priesthood. Will the Vatican ever let them in?
Fiction: Offside Constantly
Books: Tied to the Tracks • The mad, bad business of building a Western railroad.
Books: Briefly Noted
Musical Events: Sing It Loud • Stravinsky’s “Oedipus Rex” makes a mighty noise indoors at L.A. Opera.
The Art World: Drawing Conclusions • Cézanne at MOMA.
On Television: The Host • “Ziwe,” on Showtime.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A challenging puzzle.