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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: Crabs All Around
Comment: What We Left Behind
Leaving Kabul: Flight
Mississippi Postcard: Pyramid Scheme
Best-Laid Plans: Bill Cunningham’s Wish
Brave New World Dept.: Beam Me Up
American Chronicles: The Big House • Life after white-collar crime.
Shouts & Murmurs: The Parent Trap
The Sporting Scene: Kill the Umpire • Will robots save America’s pastime?
Annals of Medicine: The Costa Rica Model • The country’s life expectancy outstrips ours. How did they do it?
Sketchbook: 15 Must-Haves for Baby
Profiles: The C.E.O. of “Succession” • The writer who keeps the billionaire Roys trapped in their gilded cage.
Poem: The Gate of Horn & the Gate of Ivory
Fiction: The Mom of Bold Action
On Television: Honor Role • “The Chair,” on Netflix.
Books: Arrivals • When the Chinese joined the gold rush, they were welcomed. That changed.
Books: Sentimental Education • Simone de Beauvoir’s lost novel of early love.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Doom Strolling • Are we losing our ability to wander?
Musical Events: A Delicate Balance • Herbert Blomstedt’s readings of Beethoven deftly combine vigor and lyricism.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A lightly challenging puzzle.