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Goings On About Town: This Week • As ever, it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements.
Tables for Two: Place des Fêtes • 212 Greene Ave., Brooklyn
Comment: The Post-Roe Era
Curation Dept.: Crazy Town
In Miniature: Shell Game
Annals of Nature: Swamped • Why America’s wetlands matter.
Shouts & Murmurs: Missed Connections, 1/7/21
Onward and Upward with the Arts: Noise Makers • The analog delights of Foley sound effects.
Letter from Budapest: The Illiberal Order • Does Hungary offer a glimpse of our authoritarian future?
Poem: Fracture Story
Profiles: Keeping Faith • The gospel according to Mavis Staples.
Fiction: To Sunland
Poem: The Bread, the Butter, the Orange Marmalade
The Current Cinema: He That Plays the King • “Elvis.”
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Modern Family • Time was, you couldn’t give it away. How did modern art blow up?
Musical Events: Anything Goes • The Ojai Music Festival, more freewheeling than ever.
The Theatre: Lighting the Way • Will Arbery’s “Corsicana” and Brian Watkins’s “Epiphany.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A beginner-friendly puzzle.