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Goings On About Town: This Week
Tables for Two: Jalao NYC • 2420 Amsterdam Ave.
Comment: Considering Race
Second Acts: Never Asleep
Hard Yards Dept.: Night Off
Hot Kitchen: Not Actor-Y
Dept. of Awards: Young Jury
The Political Scene: State of Denial • How election subversion went mainstream in Pennsylvania.
Shouts & Murmurs: Thank You for Making the Trip
Onward and Upward With the Arts: California Dreamer • Weyes Blood gives seventies soft rock an apocalyptic edge.
A Reporter at Large: A Reckoning • At a dangerous time in Iran, the celebrated director Asghar Farhadi is on trial for using a student’s ideas.
Sketchbook: River of Runners
Annals of Education: Class Warfare • School boards are being attacked by partisan saboteurs.
Poem: The Wishbone
Books: Severance • Jack Welch was the most admired C.E.O. of his day. Have we learned the right lessons from him?
Books: Briefly Noted
A Critic at Large: The Never-Ending Story • Can the multiverse keep expanding forever?
The Theatre: Highway to Hell • David Hare’s portrait of Robert Moses, “Straight Line Crazy.”
On Television: New Blood • “Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire,” on AMC.
The Current Cinema: Portraits of the Artist • “Armageddon Time” and “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A moderately challenging puzzle.