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Goings On About Town: This Week
Tables for Two: Newish Jewish
Comment: Island Mentality
Over There: A Break in the Fighting
On the Runway: Modern, Italian Style
The Painting Life: Prolific
Life and Letters: On the Rocks • A hundred years of “The Waste Land.”
Shouts & Murmurs: I Want to Know You
Personal History: Who Will Fight with Me? • Recovering from a happy childhood can take a long time.
A Reporter at Large: The Palace Gates • Is the Prime Minister of Ethiopia rebuilding his country or tearing it apart?
Poem: Study of Two Figures (Midas / Marigold)
Profiles: Seize the Night • The d.j. who rules Ibiza.
Poem: Thirty-seventh Year
Books: Ego Trip • The early Romantics and their troublesome legacy.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Dutch Magus • Excavating the mysteries of Mondrian’s greatness.
Musical Events: Immortal Longings • The première of John Adams’s “Antony and Cleopatra,” at San Francisco Opera.
The Theatre: A One-Man Apotheosis • David Greenspan does it all in Gertrude Stein’s “Four Saints in Three Acts.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.