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The Mail

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: King Mother and Winona’s

Comment: Falling Down

Dept. of Returns: No Surrender

The Pictures: Background Check

Record Keeper: Sing, Memory

Postpartum Dept.: Mother Lode

Letter from Minneapolis: The Free State of George Floyd • What the trial of Derek Chauvin left unresolved.

Growing Pains: The Buffalo Robe and the Radio

Fiction: Young Girls

Growing Pains: Driving Lessons

Personal History: Duplex • I needed to be great, worthy of the Western canon, of Dad.

Growing Pains: Lone Star

Sketchbook: Summer in the City

Fiction: Unread Messages

Poem: A Song Near the End of the World

Growing Pains: I Do Live Here

Fiction: Satellites

Growing Pains: Haunted House

Poem: Plum Cake

Books: Cat Tales • What are we hoping to find when we seek out the snow leopard?

Books: In the Wars • The strange case of Ivor Gurney.

Books: Briefly Noted

Books: Beyond Belief • What makes a cult a cult?

The Art World: Power Players • The Medici at the Met.

Musical Events: Florid Minimalism • Julius Eastman’s propulsive, thundering “Femenine.”

The Theatre: Ritual Gathering • Aleshea Harris memorializes the dead.

On Television: Split • “David Makes Man,” on OWN.


Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A lightly challenging puzzle.