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Goings On About Town: This Week • As ever, it’s advisable to confirm engagements in advance and to check the requirements for in-person attendance.
Tables for Two: Al Badawi • 151 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
Comment: The Ukraine Dilemma
Second Acts Dept.: Sex and Money
Night School: Underground Combat
Art Everywhere: Arachnophile
Casting Call: Finding Little Michael
Dispatches: The Scattering • The Russians who are fleeing Putin’s wartime crackdown.
Personal History: Tuxedo 2.0 • Black tie and all the trimmings.
Annals of Fashion: Saving the Cat’s Pajamas • Should designers pay a royalty for separating the leopard from its spots?
Dept. of Psychopharmacology: Toad Smoke • The Pied Piper of a hallucinogenic movement.
Profiles: Monumental • Success for the sculptor Simone Leigh may have come late, but it seems foreordained.
Poem: Vinegar Hill
Letter from Daytona Beach: Five O'clock Everywhere • Retirement the Margaritaville way.
Poem: For My Light Skin
Fiction: After the Funeral
Books: Do Stay for Tea • How the oligarchs took London.
Books: Briefly Noted
A Critic at Large: Hang Your Head • Why shaming has become a national pastime.
Pop Music: Legends • Koffee’s reggae blends the old and the new.
The Current Cinema: Seamy • “The Outfit” and “Deep Water.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.