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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.
Goings On About Town: Television
Tables for Two: Kjun • 231 E. 9th St.
Comment: High Fliers
Valedictory: De Blasio Unbound
Georgia Postcard: Between the Lines
Visiting Dignitary: Exceptional Cargo
Theatre Geeks: Sing Out!
Annals of Democracy: Hope Against Hope • Lyubov Sobol’s tireless belief in Russia’s future.
Shouts & Murmurs: Freezing
Comic Strip: Uncharted Maui
Letter from Berlin: The Kentler Experiment • A German sexologist ran a program that placed foster children with pedophiles. How could this happen?
Poem: Gare du Nord
Profiles: I Ain’t Been Mean Enough • America’s most fearless satirist has seen his wildest fictions become reality.
Fiction: The Theresa Job
The Art World: A Great Unknown • Discovering the Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup.
Books: Believe You Me • Have we really become untrusting—or is that just what they want us to think?
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Purity • The women who resisted Anthony Comstock’s crusade against vice.
Musical Events: Beyond Tears • “Innocence,” a new opera by Kaija Saariaho, at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
The Theatre: Class Distinction • Two plays by Wallace Shawn reprised as podcasts.
The Current Cinema: Celestial Bodies • “Settlers” and “Val.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A challenging puzzle.