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Goings On About Town: This Week
Goings On About Town: Podcasts
Tables for Two: Gugu Room • 143 Orchard St.
Comment: First and Last
Visiting Dignitary: Slowly, Slowly
Jazz Dept.: Disputable
L.A. Postcard: Fungible
Sketchpad: The Swimming Scene: Sunset Park Pool
Life and Letters: The Return • Touring the Soviet Union, George Balanchine confronted his homeland’s fate.
Shouts & Murmurs: Ranking My Covid Testers
Annals of Nature: Fish Kebabs • Is massacring an invasive species a virtuous sport?
A Reporter at Large: Impaired Judgment • Arica Waters believed she had been taken advantage of sexually. Why was she on trial?
Sketchbook: Food "Poems"
Letter from El Salvador: Strongman of the People • How President Nayib Bukele rode an authoritarian crackdown to become Latin America’s most popular leader.
Poem: Roosevelt Dargon
A Critic at Large: System Upgrade • Can we find a better model of government than liberal democracy?
Books: Object Lessons • Kathryn Scanlan’s violent compression.
Books: Briefly Noted
The Theatre: Folly in the Park • Music, high jinks, and community in “As You Like it.”
On Television: Lost Youth • Two new documentaries on HBO Max and Netflix.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A beginner-friendly puzzle.