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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.
Goings On About Town: Television
Tables for Two: Ha’s Dac Biet
Comment: Getting Close?
Sky Line Postcard: Hungarian Hustle
Hometown Heroes: Attention, Passengers!
Worst Case Dept.: Undead Pedagogy
Authenticity Dept.: Years Lost
Personal History: How to Practice • Learning to let things go.
Shouts & Murmurs: Beyond Hygge
Letter from Gambia: The Smell of Money • Fish farming feeds the world and fuels the economy. But at what price?
Annals of Technology: Missing a Beat • Why is it so hard to build an artificial heart?
Poem: Number Theory
A Reporter at Large: Last Exit • In Afghanistan, will peace talks and the prospect of an American withdrawal create a breakthrough or a collapse?
Poem: Poem That Ends at the Ocean
Fiction: The Crooked House
Books: The Unknown Known • Kazuo Ishiguro uses artificial intelligence to show the limits of our own.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Rooms of Their Own • A history of New York’s most famous hotel for women.
Podcast Dept.: Chord Talk • “Switched On Pop” brings musicology to the Top Forty.
On Television: Wildest Dreams • “Behind Her Eyes,” on Netflix.
The Current Cinema: Final Acts • “The Father,” “I Care a Lot.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A challenging puzzle.