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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 remain 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: We All Scream for Ice Cream
Comment: The Spyware Threat
The Sights, the Smells: Lemonland
Public Images Dept.: Collection
Paris Postcard: From Zero
Crazy Rich Dept.: Fantasy Island
Personal History: Flight Plan • When a marriage is up in the air.
Shouts & Murmurs: May Not Cause Side Effects
The Sporting Scene: Queenside • Hou Yifan and the wait for a female chess champion.
Annals of Justice: The Diversity Verdict • Affirmative action has long divided the country. Now the Supreme Court could decide whether it will endure.
Poem: Swimming Laps
Dept. of Returns: Going Public • A city finds itself again.
Poem: Reasons to Log Off
Books: The Red and the Pink • Anthony Veasna So’s “Afterparties” explores the gulf between history-haunted parents and their restless children.
Books: Briefly Noted
A Critic at Large: Mission Impossible • How Facebook’s vow to bring the world together wound up pulling us apart.
Podcast Dept.: Firing Line • “Know Your Enemy,” “Chapo Trap House,” and the voice of the left.
The Art World: Another Eye • “The New Woman Behind the Camera” at the Met.
On Television: Almost Paradise • “The White Lotus,” on HBO.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.