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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.
Goings On About Town: Television
Tables for Two: Contento • 88 E. 111th St.
Comment: Responsible Parties
Fictional Anthropology: Mud Defense
Adaptation: Star of the Show
Transplant Dept.: Homesick Restaurant
Road Show: Site-Specific
Brave New World Dept.: Manufacturing Nature • How a landscape architect designs ecosystems to protect cities from the sea.
Shouts & Murmurs: Left Behind
Personal History: Happy-Go-Lucky • My father as a new man.
A Reporter at Large: The Big Money Behind the Big Lie • Trump’s attacks on democracy are being promoted by rich conservatives determined to win at all costs.
Profiles: On an Epic Scale • How Kerry James Marshall takes on the Western canon.
Poem: Notes Toward an Elegy
The Current Cinema: Funny Games • “The Green Knight” and “John and the Hole.”
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Coming and Going • In Sunjeev Sahota’s “China Room,” immigration divides stories and selves.
Books: Lost for Words • Kaveh Akbar’s “Pilgrim Bell” finds meaning in misunderstanding.
Pop Music: Mainstreaming • How online playlists took hyperpop from subculture to pop culture.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A lightly challenging puzzle.