Russian Intellectualism Is the New Spirit of Christmas

As we get closer to Christmas, the citizens of Party Town begin to flee. Festive occasions thin out this time of year.

The Coast of Utopia: Part II – Shipwreck opening. Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St., nr. Broadway, 6:45 p.m. If you don't already have tickets to Tom Stoppard's trilogy, too bad. By the time you read this, even the 3 p.m. matinee on New Year's Eve will be sold out. You'll have to see Billy Crudup and Ethan Hawke another time. Just rent Big Fish and Gattaca — it's the same thing.

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