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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; as ever, it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements.
Tables for Two: Dr. Clark
Georgia Postcard: Taking on Greene
Multi-Cam Dept.: About-Face
Glass Ceilings: Self-Nominated
The Other Coast: Standoff
Profiles: Another Country • Mickey Guyton takes on the genre’s overwhelming whiteness.
Shouts & Murmurs: Two Plus Two
The Ancient World: How Nasty Was Nero? • The notorious emperor appears to have been the subject of a smear campaign.
A Reporter at Large: An Act of God • Flordelis became famous in Brazil as a gospel singer, a pastor, and a politician. Then her husband was killed.
Poem: The Surrealist
Dept. of Returns: Sitting With Strangers
Poem: A Clearing on Ruth Island
Books: In the Midnight Hour • How ACT UP changed America.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Where I’m Coming From • The past pulls hard in Francisco Goldman’s novel “Monkey Boy.”
Books: The Echoing Song • The classicist who killed Homer.
On Television: Remember When? • “Hacks,” on HBO Max, and “Girls5eva,” on Peacock.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.