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Goings On About Town: This Week • As ever, it’s advisable to confirm engagements in advance and to check the requirements for in-person attendance.
Tables for Two: All’Antico Vinaio • 729 Eighth Avenue
Comment: Beyond Roe
Underground: Civil Inattention
The Boards: Stay or Go?
Brussels Postcard: Respite
Dept. of Knowledge: Wikipedian
Annals of Innovation: Potential Energy • To maximize renewable energy, we’ll need a new technology: renewable storage.
Shouts & Murmurs: Mario
Our Local Correspondents: Tough Business • The rapper Fivio Foreign survived a gang war. Can he go mainstream?
A Reporter at Large: The Surveillance States • As democratic governments worry about sophisticated hacking software, they increasingly rely on it.
Poem: After My Brother’s Death, I Reflect on the Iliad
Onward and Upward with the Arts: Norwegian Wood • In Scandinavia, ecologically minded architects are building skyscrapers with pillars of pine and spruce.
Fiction: The Repugnant Conclusion
Books: American Hunger • The journals of Alice Walker.
Books: Demilitarized • The novelist Andrey Kurkov writes of a Ukrainian beekeeper at war with war.
Books: Briefly Noted
Pop Music: Revival • The rousing sounds of Arcade Fire.
The Theatre: Fighting Words • A minimalist “Cyrano de Bergerac” trades rapiers for rappers.
On Television: Work-Life Balance • “Severance,” on Apple TV+.
The Current Cinema: Men on a Mission • “The Duke” and “The Northman.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept. The Crossword • A lightly challenging puzzle.