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Exhibition note

On “Renaissance to Revolution: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Art, 1500–1800,” The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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New York chronicle

On Lorin Maazel with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Damnation of Faust at the Met, an evening of new music at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Neemi Järvi at the New York Philharmonic.

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Verse chronicle

From “stinko” to Devo

On The Continual Condition, by Charles Bukowski, edited by John Martin; Wheeling Motel, by Franz Wright; Unmentionables, by Beth Ann Fennelly; Easy, by Marie Ponsot; Unrest, by Joanna Rawson; and Planisphere, by John Ashbery.

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