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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: Tzarevna • 154 Orchard St.
New Orleans Postcard: Oracle
San Francisco Postcard: Papers, Please
The Pictures: Bright-Yellow Coffin
Survival Dept.: Post-Postmates
Annals of Activism: The Sex Wars • Feminism and its fault lines.
Shouts & Murmurs: Wedding Update
Personal History: Part-Time Punk • Learning to love music—and to hate it, too.
A Reporter at Large: The Other Afghan Women • In the countryside, the endless killing of civilians turned women against the occupiers who claimed to be helping them.
Poem: Poetry Reading
Profiles: Force of Nature • Can Kathryn Paige Harden convince the left that genes matter—and the right that they’re not everything?
Fiction: The Monkey Who Speaks
Books: War with a Human Face • Have rules to curb the cruelty of military force backfired?
Books: Into the Void • A cautionary tale about science raises cautionary questions about fiction.
Books: Briefly Noted
On Television: Fallout • “NYC Epicenters 9/11 → 2021 ½,” on HBO.
The Current Cinema: Troubled Talk • “Azor” and “Language Lessons.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.