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Goings On About Town: This Week • As New York City venues reopen, it’s advisable to confirm in advance the requirements for in-person attendance.
Tables for Two: Barbuto • 113 Horatio St.
Comment: Who’s the Law?
Paris Postcard: Maman at the Panthéon
Extra! Extra!: Coloring the Gray Lady
Backcourt Dept.: Ballers
Smooth Operator Dept.: Surprise Guest
Annals of Money: Coin Toss • A Welshman has lost the key for half a billion dollars’ worth of bitcoin.
Shouts & Murmurs: How Immigrant Parents Say “I Love You”
The Control of Nature: A New Leaf • Could tinkering with photosynthesis prevent a global food crisis?
A Reporter at Large: An Accidental Revolutionary • The woman who challenged Belarus’s dictatorship.
Poem: The Weakness Meaning Time
Profiles: The Straight Man • “Succession”’s Jeremy Strong wants to know what’s so funny.
Fiction: A Shooting in Rathreedane
Podcast Dept.: Deep Cuts • How “Soul Music” gets to the heart of a song.
Books: The Retiring Sort • What was so special about Greta Garbo?
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: How Divine • Reconsidering the stories of men supposedly mistaken for gods.
Musical Events: Grinding Bass • Ash Fure’s “Hive Rise” is a visceral encounter with sound.
On Television: Odd Jobs • “South Side,” on HBO Max.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
PPuzzles & Games Dept.: The Crossword • A lightly challenging puzzle.