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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: Fan-Fan Doughnuts and El Newyorkino
Comment: Fifty-Two Weeks Later
Checking In: Bird Love
As It Happens Dept.: Only Collect
Intermission Dept.: Back at It
Rearview Mirror: The Winter of ’42
The Political Scene: How Parties Die • Will the G.O.P. go the way of the Whigs?
Shouts & Murmurs: Macmuffin: A Tragedy
Dept. of Business: Trailer-Park Trades • When corporations acquire mobile-home communities, what happens to the residents?
Letter from Malibu: Shot in the Dark • Who was behind the mysterious attacks in the California wilderness?
Poem: How to Apologize
A Reporter at Large: Manufacturing Diplomacy • While political leaders trade threats, Chinese factories have strengthened ties to the U.S.
Fiction: The Shape of a Teardrop
Poem: Remembering a City and a Sickness
Pop Music: Merging Lanes • The notion of genre is disappearing. What comes next?
A Critic at Large: Stranger Communities • Octavia E. Butler’s visions of struggle and symbiosis.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: What’s Mine Is Mine • Are we making up our notions of property rights on the fly?
The Art World: X-Ed Out • KAWS at the Brooklyn Museum.
On Television: Boss Lady • “The Equalizer,” on CBS, and “Ginny & Georgia,” on Netflix.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.