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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.
Goings On About Town: Television
Tables for Two: Fulgurances Laundromat
Comment: Balancing Acts
Missed Connections Dept.: On the Waterfront
Monsters of Rock Dept.: Sunday in the Park With J
Louisiana Postcard: Chemical Bonds
Mental Notes: Hot Tub Drum Machine
Dept. of Technology: Focus Mode • Can “distraction-free” writing devices reconcile writers and computers?
Shouts & Murmurs: Epilogue
American Chronicles: The Other Side • Prison closed off Eddy Zheng’s future. He opened his mind anyway.
Annals of War: The Fall of the Islamic Republic • The secret history of America’s final defeat in Afghanistan.
Poem: Winter Solstice
Profiles: Kitchen Confessional • Food-world star Alison Roman lets it all hang out.
Fiction: Lu, Reshaping
Poem: Calypso Bean
A Critic at Large: Too Good for This World • What do we want from great-books courses?
Books: Briefly Noted
The Theatre: Birthday Blues • A buoyant Sondheim revival and a new musical look at the perils of aging.
The Current Cinema: Something’s Coming • “West Side Story” and “Don’t Look Up.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A challenging puzzle.