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Goings On About Town: This Week
Tables for Two: Daily Pleasures in Midtown
Comment: What She Said
Disaster Readiness Dept.: Shake It Off
Dept. of Fandom: “Stan” Stan
Life Lessons: Stunted Growth
Brave New World Dept.: In the Bubble • Yam Karkai’s illustrations made her an N.F.T. sensation. Now what?
Shouts & Murmurs: Last Words
Life and Letters: Counter-Espionage • How Mick Herron upended spy fiction.
A Reporter at Large: Endgame • How the visionary hospice movement became a for-profit hustle.
Poem: The Frantic Adding Machine
Profiles: Nothing Else Matters • The singular metal genius of Metallica.
Poem: Law of the Body
Fiction: My Wonderful Description of Flowers
Books: Talking Movies • What Hollywood’s ultimate oral history reveals.
Books: Self-Sabotage • Kathy Acker’s long struggle to escape identity.
Books: Briefly Noted
The Theatre: Doctor Privilege • “The Patient Gloria” examines the male psychotherapist’s gaze.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A challenging puzzle.