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Goings On About Town: This Week • In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many New York City venues are closed. Here’s a selection of culture to be found around town, as well as online and streaming; as ever, it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements.
Tables for Two: Smashed NYC
Comment: Undue Burdens
Café Society: Starting Over
Reboot Dept.: New Digs
Cheering Section: Dad Show
Sketchpad: Coast Is Clear?
Annals of Technology: The Go-Between • Negotiating with the hackers and the hacked.
Shouts & Murmurs: Fifty Less Punchy Ways to Leave Your Lover
American Chronicles: Death of a Hospital • When private equity came to a Philadelphia health-care institution.
Letter from Silicon Valley: Cool Story, Bro • Chamath Palihapitiya says that SPACs can help ordinary people get rich. Can he deliver on the hype?
Poem: The Great Confinement
The Sporting Scene: Change Agent • Rich Paul is transforming the business of basketball.
Poem: Spring • In memoriam, Adam Zagajewski (June 21, 1945-March 21, 2021)
Fiction: Before the Valley
Books: Regulate This • G.M., Ralph Nader, and the debate over big government.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: School of Hard Knocks • A philosophical novel about adolescent bullying.
Books: User Manuals • Charting a nation’s soul through its best-sellers.
Podcast Dept.: Guiding Stars • How “Who? Weekly” explains the new celebrity.
Pop Music: The Heartbreak Kid • Olivia Rodrigo perfects the breakup song.
The Current Cinema: Child’s Play • “Cruella” and “Tove.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A challenging puzzle.