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THE MORNING LINE Can we talk? We might have mentioned that this is pledge week for ad-free, reader supported MUG. We're counting on you to kick in something. $1? Absolutely. That you give is far more important that what you give. $5, $15? More? Whatever you feel comfortable with. For our part, we'll continue to scope out the city from every angle, every nook and every perspective that we can: uptown, downtown, all the boroughs, younger, older, edgy, traditional, flush, shoestring, black, white, gay, straight, mainstream, offbeat, serious, fun—all the New York Cities you can construct for yourself in any given week.

food/art Ferran Adrià, chef of the late, groundbreaking elBulli, has a show of his sketches opening Saturday at The Drawing Center. It's a fascinating insight into the master chef's mind, how he sees food, cooking, the idea of a restaurant—and the world.

movie From Chile, Gloria, the story of a woman in Santiago (played by the superb Paulina García) who faces, with enormous spirit and humor, life and love in middle age. Nominated for best foreign film.

books Exposing government overreach isn't new with Edward Snowden. The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI by Betty Medsger tells the story of a 1971 FBI office break-in and the culture of an institution the caper was meant to expose, and did.

music James Vincent McMorrow has released Post Tropical, an excellent new album by the Irish singer-songwriter—a leap from his debut album and an interesting beauty. He'll be performing at Bowery Ballroom on April 9 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 11.

photography At Nailya Alexander Gallery, 41 E. 57th [Mad/Park] 212.315.2211, Alexander Borodulin: New York 1970s-1980s, a show of images by the Russian photographer of club life and also Brooklyn neighborhoods, Coney Island and Brighton Beach in particular.

sports Basketball legend Walt "Clyde" Frazier talks to NYU neuroscientist Paul Glimcher about the thought processes behind his moves on the court when he was a Knicks star. At the Rubin Museum of Art, January 31, 7pm, $40.

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