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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.
Tables for Two: EMP To Go
Comment: Failures of Duty
Philadelphia Postcard: Over It
Under the Streets: Ballistic
At the Museums: Together Again
The Other Coast: Dread by the Pool
American Chronicles: The Trump Papers • What will happen to the President’s records when he leaves the White House?
Shouts & Murmurs: First Lines of Rejected “Modern Love” Essays
Letter from California: An Unstoppable Force • How Vallejo’s police department took over its politics and threatened its people.
Annals of Activism: The Anti-Coup • Strategic nonviolent conflict has led to democratic reforms around the world. Can it work here?
Poem: We Feel Now a Largeness Coming On
A Reporter at Large: Follow the Leader • In the underground movement for a new North Korea, only one man knows the extent of its power.
Fiction: The Old Man in the Piazza
Poem: Back from the Cannery
On Television: Playing Games • Royal competition in Season 4 of “The Crown.”
Books: What Do You Know? • Wikipedia, “Jeopardy!,” and the fate of the fact.
Books: A Word, a Corpse • How Paul Celan reconceived language for a post-Holocaust world.
Books: Briefly Noted
The Current Cinema: The Mark of Kane • “Mank.”
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