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Goings On About Town: This Week • As ever, it’s advisable to confirm engagements in advance and to check the requirements for in-person attendance.
Goings On About Town: Television
Tables for Two: Hupo • 1007 50th Ave., Queens
Comment: History Lessons
The Pictures: Toil and Trouble
On With the Show Dept.: Scrappy
Puzzled: Fun With Math
Sketchpad: Monuments to the New Lost Cause
Onward and Upward with the Arts: Interiors • Hanya Yanagihara, a fashion editor, writes novels at night—just for herself.
Shouts & Murmurs: COVID’S Lesser Variants
Family Life: Mother Superior • Janet Lansbury’s gospel of enlightened parenting.
Letter from Siberia: The Great Thaw • Permafrost contains twice as much carbon as Earth’s atmosphere. What happens when it starts to melt?
Poem: Could This Be Me?
Profiles: The Dream Catcher • The metaphysical world of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s movies.
Poem: On Pleasing
Books: Close Encounters • The anguished origins of Stanisław Lem’s science fiction.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Character Arc • How the Chinese language got modernized.
On Television: Girls Gone Wild • “Yellowjackets,” on Showtime.
The Current Cinema: True Lies • “A Hero” and “The Tender Bar.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.