Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: “Dear Evan Hansen” has gotten lousy reviews, but I’m sure the musical’s biggest fans will show up anyway…TV/Streaming: There are two new episodes of the British-detective procedural “Vera” on Amazon Prime: woo-hoo!…Books: Anderson Cooper’s new book, “Vanderbilt,” offers an engaging account of his mother’s storied American family…Music: Bring Me The Horizon is a pretty great Brit rock band. Details of their new tour here…Sports: The Packers win almost made up for the wobbly Yankees. No playoffs for them, I fear.

David Simon Won’t Film In Texas

The controversial abortion law in Texas may be starting to impact Hollywood filming in the state.
The Wire creator David Simon announced via Twitter on Monday that he wouldn’t film an upcoming HBO project in Texas as he apparently previously planned due to the new restrictions.

Emmys: Best And Worst Moments

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

TV/Streaming: Matthew Bourne’s “The Red Shoes” premieres on PBS on Friday…Also on PBS: Ken Burns’s latest, “Ali,” is of course about Muhammed Ali. It begins Sunday…Movies: Here’s a double bill: the new Clint Eastwood (“Cry Macho”) and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” about the evolution of evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker…Books: From Richard Powers, the author of “The Overstory,” comes a new novel: “Bewilderment.” When I read the story description I’m certainly bewildered…Music: This week, Drake had all the top ten singles in the country. I prefer the Top Ten list of my childhood — lots of artists, lots of variety…Sports: Tom Brady and Carl Nassib gave us the thrills of the NFL’s week one. Who will provide the excitement for week two?

Sondheim Says He’s Still Composing

I thought he was semi-retired, but last night, on Colbert, he said no. He’s working on a new show — not many details.

SNL’s Norm MacDonald Dies

Met Gala: Jen Without Ben

Wise man, Ben Affleck. He wasn’t about to get caught up in the Halloween foolery of the Met Gala last night. He left that to Jennifer Lopez.