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Goings On About Town: This Week
Tables for Two: Urban Hawker • 135 W. 50th St.
Comment: Hitting the Ceiling
Los Angeles Postcard: Prayers for Putin
Hands Off Dept.: Priceless, Endless
Gestures: How I Met Your Florist
Postscript: Tom Verlaine
Onward and Upward with the Arts: The Merry Widow • The ninety-year-old aristocrat known for her cheeky accounts of the British élite.
Shouts & Murmurs: Nicole Kidman Comes to More Places
Annals of Psychology: Not Fooling Anyone • The dubious rise of impostor syndrome.
Letter from Texas: No City Limits • My town, Austin, known for laid-back weirdness, is transforming into a turbocharged tech capital.
Poem: Wallace Stevens Comes Back to Read His Poems at the 92nd Street Y
David Remnick • Despite a near-fatal stabbing—and decades of death threats—Salman Rushdie won’t stop telling stories.
Poem: the blessings
Portfolio: Why New Jersey? • A groundbreaking photographer’s lost project.
Fiction: My Sad Dead
Books: The Marrying Kind • The afterlives of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: Desperately Normal • Daughters outgrow their parents in Gwendoline Riley’s unsparing novels.
Pop Music: Nostalgia Cycles • Why contemporary artists love the teen-age angst of early Paramore.
The Theatre: Time Frame • A new production of Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame.”
The Current Cinema: At Large • “Knock at the Cabin” and “Godland.”
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
Puzzles & Games Dept. Overheard in… • A themed anniversary crossword.