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Goings On About Town: This Week • Since 2016, the Baltimore-raised experimental musician Josiah Wise has been warping the dimensions of soul music as serpentwithfeet. His début, “soil,” from 2018, was packed with quietly knocking, R.& B.-tinged electronic music. With his new album, the more refined yet more ambitious “DEACON,” he dares to make gospel pop. Inspired by his move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, Wise sets songs about heartbreak aside, centering his voice in search of gentler, more sensuous sounds.
Goings On About Town: Podcasts
Tables for Two: Peter Luger Steak House
Comment: The Battle for Georgia
Brave New World: Repaving Memory Lane
Alabama Postcard: Quittin’ Time
Show-And-Tell: More Is More
Sketchpad: N.Y.C.’s Latest Blood Sport: Pandemic Parking
American Chronicles: The Unravelling • How politics tore the fabric of an online crafting community.
Shouts & Murmurs: Things Vaccinated People Still Should Not Do
On and Off the Avenue: Stand Up Straight! • Has the pandemic made us all slouches?
The World of Television: Fixer-Upper • In the streaming era, does HGTV need to be more than wallpaper?
Poem: Dirt and Light
Annals of Fashion: Eye of the Needle • How the Black designer Ann Lowe made her way among the mid-century white élite.
Fiction: Future Selves
Poem: At Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Books: When He Was Good • A life of Philip Roth.
Books: Briefly Noted
Books: What Really Counts • When it comes to people—and policy—numbers are both powerful and perilous.
A Critic at Large: The Age of Consent • Writing, and rewriting, constitutions.
Podcast Dept.: Feeling Better Now? • “POOG” and our quest for wellness.
Pop Music: The New Thing • Pharoah Sanders takes on electronic music.
On Television: In Good Faith • The Israeli series “Shtisel” returns for a third season.
CARTOON CAPTION CONTEST
puzzles & games dept.: The Crossword • A challenging puzzle.