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Goings On About Town: This Week • As New York City venues reopen, it’s advisable to confirm in advance the requirements for in-person attendance.
Tables for Two: Bánh
Comment: Still on January 6th
Underground News: Fakeout
Dept. of Symbols: Statue Limitations
Strange Bedfellows Dept.: Bear Cash
L.A. Postcard: Smelling the Roses
Dept. of Science: What a Feeling • Energy, and how to get it.
Popular Chronicles: Punching Down • A polarizing social-media star seeks an unlikely second act in boxing.
A Reporter at Large: Storm Chasers • A migrant workforce trails climate disasters, rebuilding in their wake.
Poem: pencil & pen
Life and Letters: The Paper Tomb • A Bennington professor’s diary, kept for eight decades, is one of the longest—and oddest—texts ever written.
Poem: Can You Say It
Fiction: The Haunting of Hajji Hotak
Books: Free for All • Is it time to rethink everything we’ve been taught about the origins of “civilization”?
Books: Sad but Great • Anne Carson’s obsession with Herakles.
Books: Briefly Noted
A Critic at Large: Lost in Space • In the TV version of Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” saga, addition is subtraction.
Dancing: Finding Our Feet • Dance resumes in a new era.
The Theatre: Protest Songs • Two musicals look at politics, motherhood, and capitalism.
On Television: Boss Babies • Season 3 of “Succession,” on HBO.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A challenging puzzle.