“Matrix 4” Is Officially A Go

I know many people who will be delighted by this news — the franchise has been a cultural marker in so many ways. As for me, I find it hard to get jazzed about sequels.

Lee Krasner, Hiding In Plain Sight

A major touring retrospective of the American painter brings her out of the shadow of her famous husband. Details.

Art Spiegelman Says Golden Age Superheroes Were Shaped By The Rise Of Fascism

Created in New York by Jewish immigrants, the first comic book superheroes were mythic saviors who could combat the Nazi threat. They speak to the dark politics of our times. Art Spiegelman comments.

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: I’l pass on “The Angry Birds Movie 2” and, come, to think of it, I’ll pass on the latest Blanchett picture, which, were it about that actress’s career of late, could be titled, “Where’d It Go, Cate?” TV/Streaming: On Friday, PBS airs a production of “The Sound of Music” — you know, the musical that makes it seem as if the flight from Nazis of a GENTILE family was the War’s central act of defiance. Music: All week, I’ve had The Mamas and the Paps on my brain, specifically this one. And did you know that the audio version of Mama Cass’s solo album costs almost 80 bucks on Amazon? Books: Let me say for the record that I couldn’t give two flying f**ks where the crawdads sing. Sports: The Mets are hot, the Yankees have a terrific pitcher (unfortunately, the Astros have two), but I think I’ll stick with soccer this weekend. Finally: The kids may be back at school, but I’m still going to enjoy the summer.

RBG Met Her “SNL” Impersonator

Yes, it’s true: Ruth Bader Ginsburg met Kate McKinnon, her “SNL” impersonator, this week at a performance in New York of the Yiddish “Fiddler on the Roof.” Details.

New Photos From “The Crown”

EW has a few photos from the new season of The Crown, which streams November 17th. Olivia Colman isn’t quite as fetching as Claire Foy was, and Helena Bonham-Carter is too old to play Princess Margaret in her 30s. But I’m sure I’ll watch. You?

“The Crown” To Premiere Nov. 17th

The new season of the wildly popular royal drama stars Oscar-winner Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, taking over the role from Claire Foy, who played the monarch in the first two series. Tobias Menzies plays her husband, Prince Phillip, and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter portrays her sister, Princess Margaret.
The third series comes nearly two years after the second season premiered. It spans the years 1964-77, during the Swinging ’60s and through the ’70s, up to the cusp of Margaret Thatcher’s election as prime minister in 1979