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Goings On About Town: This Week
Goings On About Town: Television
Tables for Two: Wenwen • 1025 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
Comment: A Pile of Candy
Dept. of Gloom: Lugubrious Mama
Dept. of Transplants: Everywhere’s Somewhere
Bad Guys: Time with Pryor
The Wayward Press: Where’s the Oprah in O?
The Next Music Mogul: The New Negro • Is the hip-hop performer Missy Elliott transforming today’s music?
Annals of Appearances: Instagram Face • How social media and plastic surgery created a single, cyborgian look.
Poem: Hattie McDaniel Arrives at the Coconut Grove
Profiles: The Girl in the Black Helmet • Louise Brooks remembers.
Poem: One for the Rose
Profiles: The Crackin’, Shakin’, Breakin’ Sounds • How the young Bob Dylan transcended “finger-pointing” folk songs and found a new, incisive voice.
Fiction: Roy Spivey
Books: The Queen’s Heart • In time for her Golden Jubilee, two biographies of Elizabeth II.
Postscript: J. J. Sempé
Dept. of Popular Culture: Sorry Not Sorry • Kim Kardashian and the year of unchecked privilege-checking.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.