Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

TV/Streaming: The Ken Burns series about Hemingway on PBS did not make me want to re-read Papa’s books, but I did learn a few things and I’m grateful for that…Movies: “King Kong vs. Godzilla” got people back into cinemas, but will they return for anything other than a blockbuster? I doubt it…Books: The biggest surprise about Hunter Biden’s memoir, “Beautiful Things,” is how well-written it is — and, yes, he wrote it himself…Music: Why the hell am I listening to so much Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks lately?…Sports: Kevin Durant can be an asshole, James Harden is out with an injury: it’s hard to be a Nets fan right now.

Tyler Perry Planning “Madea” Prequel

Make it stop!

The Red Carpet Is Back!

Last night’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards were virtual, but the evening still brought back something missing during the pandemic: the red carpet.

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: Will “King Kong vs. Godzilla” get you back in the theater? Not me!…TV/Streaming: I’ve been catching up with Stanley Tucci’s Italy and food show on CNN: the culinary purists are bitching, but I find myself entertained…Finally, there’s a new “Masterpiece” series Sunday on PBS: about a Norwegian princess and FDR…Music: That Lil Nas X video is a kick, though its kicks got in legal trouble with Nike…Books: You couldn’t pay me to read the new biography of Philip Roth. The new one about Francis Bacon, on the other hand…Sports: Baseball is back, so of course the NYC weather returned to winter…Finally: Happy Easter! Don’t gorge on too many marshmallow chicks.

Keith Jarrett: “I Loves You, Porgy”

Odenkirk Channels “Nobody” Character

Jonathan Groff: “I Feel So Much Spring”

Me too!