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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: Ribs n Reds
Comment: Fault Lines
Atlanta Postcard: Statues
Extracurricular: Kids in High Places
Polymath Dept.: Zig and Then Zag
Next Thing: Counterintuitive
A Reporter at Large: The Plague Year • The mistakes and the struggles behind an American tragedy.
Poem: I Catch Sight of the Now
Fiction: The Rivals
Poem: Final Poem for My Father Misnamed in My Mouth
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Century 21 • A crossword toast to auld lang syne.
A Critic at Large: You’ve Got Mail • The newsletter service Substack claims to be the future of media. Is it a future we want?
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Personal Jesus • What Thomas Jefferson did to the Gospels.
Books: Solitaire • The eerie resonance of “Dissipatio H.G.”
On Television: Hot Messes • “The Flight Attendant,” on HBO Max, and “Bridgerton,” on Netflix.
The Current Cinema: Mother Courage • “Dear Comrades!”
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