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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: Lighthouse • 145 Borinquen Pl., Brooklyn
Comment: Too Hot
On the Hustings: Total Recall
Delayed Goodbye: Personal Effects
Dept. of Undertones: On Repeat
Labor of Love Dept.: Record Collection
American Chronicles: Dying Behind Bars • A law professor’s fight to document the lives being lost inside jails and prisons.
Shouts & Murmurs: A History of Alt-Milk
Annals of Inquiry: Thinking It Through • How much can rationality do for us?
A Reporter at Large: Home Truth • Long venerated as symbols of an idyllic past, Britain’s country houses now reveal a darker history.
Poem: From Another Approach
Letter from Iceland: The Fire Geyser • At a volcanic eruption, the sublime experience of watching land submerge land.
Fiction: The Iceman
Books: Aftershocks • Ha Jin’s late-career calm.
Books: Conscience of the King • What America owed to Lafayette—and what Lafayette owed to America.
Books: Briefly Noted
Pop Music: Easy Breezy • The spaced-out jazz of Sam Gendel and Sam Wilkes.
The Theatre: All the Park’s a Stage • Two shows that give you a new view of Central Park.
The Current Cinema: Screen Selves • “Free Guy” and “Searching for Mr. Rugoff.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.