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Goings On About Town: This Week
Goings On About Town: Podcasts
Tables for Two: Björk Café & Bistro
Comment: Race and Diplomacy
Astral Plane Dept.: Starstruck
Dept. of Fatty Meats: A Side of Borscht Belt
The Boards: Mixed Media
Comic Strip: Roz and Emily Eat Their Way Through Midwood
Shouts & Murmurs: R.S.V.P. Regrets Generator
Comic Strip: Choosing Horses
Profiles: No Limits • What Kevin McCarthy will do to gain power.
Poem: Soul Making
Poem: Greetings, Friends!
There Goes the Neighborhood
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Pattern Recognition • Figure out what the answers to each set of trivia questions have in common, then figure out what unites those four connections.
Puzzles & Games Dept.: My Life in Five Guesses or Less
Sounds About Right • A themed crossword that’s a little absurd.
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Comedy of Errors • It looks as though Shakespeare’s publisher was having an off day: there’s an extra letter in each of these lines from the Bard’s comedies. Weed out all the typos to reveal an apt motto.
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Sight Gags • The drawings on the left page represent the titles of nine comedies; the drawings on the right represent the names of nine actors. Decipher the images, then match each movie with its star.
Portfolio: The Funnies • For readers ready to chuck this issue out the window upon failing to solve a puzzle, here is some comic relief.
Comic Strip: Picturing the Cove Inn
Showcase: Envisioning Extinction • Tragicomic creatures of a terrifying future.
A Critic at Large: Flesh Wound • Norman Mailer went to war and wrote a big novel about it. Did he ever really come back?
Books: Family Album • Robin Coste Lewis travels to the past in her second book.
Books: Briefly Noted
Musical Events: Stick Figures • The divergent conducting careers of Klaus Mäkelä and Xian Zhang.
The Theatre: New Again • “Merrily We Roll Along” and “Some Like It Hot.”
The Current Cinema: The Lower Depths • “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Living.”
Puzzles & Games Dept.: Answer Key