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Goings On About Town: This Week
Tables for Two: S&P Lunch • 174 Fifth Ave.
Comment: Fall Guy
Wind on Capitol Hill: Conservative Couture
Grownup Stuff: Get Serious
Dept. of Rabble-Rousing: Taking Down Names
Sketchpad: Thanksgiving: Some Options
Life and Letters: Memory Serves • How Annie Ernaux turns the past into art.
Shouts & Murmurs: Lyrics from Taylor Swift’s Future Midnights
Onward and Upward with the Arts: Deadwood • An American’s brutal apprenticeship in the delicate art of bonsai.
Letter from Taiwan: A Dangerous Game • China has coveted its island neighbor for decades. Is Xi Jinping ready to seize it?
Poem: Ancestral Poem
Profiles: Talk Therapy • Sarah Polley, a former child star, has made a searingly frank film about sexual assault.
Books: The Price of Power • For decades, J. Edgar Hoover was the man America trusted.
Books: Briefly Noted
Musical Events: The Shock of the Old • Kristian Bezuidenhout releases the subtle power of the fortepiano.
The Theatre: All for One • Quiara Alegría Hudes reinvents her memoir in “My Broken Language.”
On Television: Royal Descent • Season 5 of “The Crown,” on Netflix.
The Current Cinema: Consuming Passions • “The Fabelmans” and “Bones and All.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A beginner-friendly puzzle.