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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 are 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: King Mother and Winona’s
Comment: Falling Down
Dept. of Returns: No Surrender
The Pictures: Background Check
Record Keeper: Sing, Memory
Postpartum Dept.: Mother Lode
Letter from Minneapolis: The Free State of George Floyd • What the trial of Derek Chauvin left unresolved.
Growing Pains: The Buffalo Robe and the Radio
Fiction: Young Girls
Growing Pains: Driving Lessons
Personal History: Duplex • I needed to be great, worthy of the Western canon, of Dad.
Growing Pains: Lone Star
Sketchbook: Summer in the City
Fiction: Unread Messages
Poem: A Song Near the End of the World
Growing Pains: I Do Live Here
Growing Pains: Haunted House
Poem: Plum Cake
Books: Cat Tales • What are we hoping to find when we seek out the snow leopard?
Books: In the Wars • The strange case of Ivor Gurney.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Beyond Belief • What makes a cult a cult?
The Art World: Power Players • The Medici at the Met.
Musical Events: Florid Minimalism • Julius Eastman’s propulsive, thundering “Femenine.”
The Theatre: Ritual Gathering • Aleshea Harris memorializes the dead.
On Television: Split • “David Makes Man,” on OWN.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A lightly challenging puzzle.