Give and Take

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Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater in The Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park through July 6, 2014.

New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes shares his tips for giving and getting advice. Then, Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater discuss starring in “Much Ado About Nothing,” this year’s first Shakespeare in the Park production. Jan Maxwell and playwright Tony Giardina talk about “The City of Conversation,” about a political hostess in the waning days of the Carter Administration. And this week’s Please Explain is all about mosquitos!