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Goings On About Town: This Week
Tables for Two: The Commerce Inn • 50 Commerce St.
Dept. of Cultivation: Fruit Facts
Dept. of Monikers: Would Smell as Sweet?
London Postcard: You Hate Me
Grooming Dept.: Face-Time Fallout
American Chronicles: Testing the Waters • Should the natural world have rights?
Shouts & Murmurs: Things I Don’t Have Room for as a Mother
Annals of Communications: London Calling • The power—and the vulnerability—of the BBC.
Letter from Kyiv: The Memorial • A Holocaust atrocity was about to be commemorated. Then came another war.
Poem: From “The Trees Witness Everything”
Comic Strip: Collective Shame
Personal History: Men of Letters • With father-and-son writers, who gets to tell the family story?
Fiction: Just a Little Fever
Poem: As Long as She Likes
A Critic at Large: The Colorist • What the Civil War taught Winslow Homer about race in America.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Gibbon’s Left Testicle • What influences the writing of history?
Musical Events: Pyramid of Sound • How the L.A. Master Chorale turns precision into wonder.
Pop Music: Mystery Man • The lonesome sounds of Orville Peck.
The Theatre: The Rights Stuff • A new musical takes on Alice Paul’s tireless fight for women’s suffrage.
The Current Cinema: Restless • “Paris, 13th District” and “Ambulance.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.