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tv A long time coming, but very much of the moment, A Black Lady Sketch Show, obliquely, has a lot of interesting things to say. More to the point, it is insanely funny, and even more so on second viewing. It's the brainchild of Robin Thede and Issa Rae, and stars Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, and Quinta Brunson. As Dr. Hadassah Olayinka Ali-Youngman, Pre-PhD, might say, find it exclusively, ingeniously, unabashedly, immediately on HBO.




theater The great lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me) will be honored by the American Songbook Association, September 16, by an appropriately tony group of performers including Rebecca Luker, Kate Baldwin, Laura Benanti, Brad Oscar, and Ed Dixon, and Robert Cuccioli, at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Tickets start at $45.




movie Aquarela is Victor Kossakovsky's grand meditation on water.



book Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century, by Charles King, is a fascinating look at Franz Boas, the pioneer of cultural anthropology, and the women right there with him: Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ella Deloria.




food Meet at JFK's TWA Hotel for dinner and a swim?








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