Your Weekend: LW Recommends

Movies: “50/50” is a comedy about cancer. (Hmm, I think Laura Linney has that territory covered on TV.) I like Anna Faris, but probably not enough to see “What’s Your Number?” The indie movie to see is “Take Shelter,” with Michael Shannon. Television: Why is it that everything good has to air on Sunday nights? This week: “Breaking Bad” is racing toward its finale; PBS’s tantalizing “Prohibition” docu series premieres; “The Good Wife” and “Pan Am” air second episodes. Music: In spite of the problems I have with “bitches and hos” lyrics, I’m liking some of J. Cole’s debut CD, “Cole World: The Sideline Story,” a lot. The more traditional among you can savor the fact that Tony Bennett’s “Duets II” just set the record for the oldest living artist (he’s 85) atop the Billboard 200. Books: If I want to slake my interest in the Lincoln assassination, I’ll watch Robert Redford’s underrated movie “The Conspirator,” not read Bill O’Reilly’s new tome, “Killing Lincoln.” Bedside reading this week: Wordsworth’s “The Prelude.” Really! Sports: Aren’t you lovin’ that Detroit and Buffalo are both NFL undefeated? I have less love for Detroit’s baseball team, the Tigers, which starts a playoff series with the Yanks on Saturday. Finally: Foliage is starting to turn in New England and, in Minnesota, some areas are peaking.

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