This coronavirus edition of movies to shelter takes the watcher from Uzbekistan to 1980s Sri Lanka and the Britain of West Indies immigrants in the 1960s and 1970s – but also into action with Gerard Butler and Anthony Mackie and through Mass MoCA, the museum success story of North Adams.
Hatchlings, two types of caimans and the critically endangered Siamese crocodile are on display, with the Siamese the biggest at about 5 feet. At its heart, the exhibit is about conserving animals that survived for 200 million-plus years but could be wiped out virtually overnight.
The handcuffs used to arrest Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. were accepted Monday for the collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Harvard Square plans its Chinese New Year Celebration for Sunday, including a parade through the square and cultural open house at the mainstay Hong Kong restaurant. Just look for the red and gold silk lanterns hanging from wrought iron lampposts — or the parade.