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During the pandemic, in-person cultural activities are restricted for all of us, but there is an amazing array of experiences online. So, each week we're recommending a handful. Most are free (but, in some cases, welcome donations); and some are only available for a limited time, so it's worth checking regularly. If you'd like to receive a weekly reminder, enter your email in the "Subscribe to Blog" field to the right.

Here are this week's suggestions:

  • A 60-minute special of Cirque du Soleil's Zed, which apparently has only been performed live in Tokyo and thus will likely be new even to the most diehard of fans.
  • Terence Rattigan's play, The Deep Blue Sea performed at the National Theatre, starring Helen McCrory and directed by Carrie Cracknell (July 9-16).
  • "The new political story that could change everything", a Ted Talk by author and activist George Monbiot.
  • An interactive tour of the Gallery of Honour in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, designed by Pierre Cuyper. The tour includes Rembrandt's The Night Watch (if using a mouse, the track pad moves you around the room, and the scroll wheel enables you to zoom in really close on some of the paintings.) There is also a tour of the Great Hall.

Also, check out our "beyond the book" articles that explore a historical, cultural or contextual aspect of every book we feature.

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