Your Weekend: LW Recommends

Movies: “The Grey” is finally opening. I’m not sure I want to spend a cold weekend night watching a movie set in a cold weekend night. For chills and thrills, I’d rather “Man on a Ledge.” Television: Sunday night on TBS, I plan on watching the SAG awards. For those suckers who pay for premium cable, there are premieres of “Luck” on HBO and a second “Spartacus” season on Starz. Music: Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” is getting more airplay on my Spotify account than I’d like to admit. Jessye Norman’s rendition of Schubert’s “Der Winterabend” fits the mood for this time of year. Books: Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is more satisfying than the new movie version of it. William Gass’s collection: “Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts” is a reminder that erudite men of letters still walk among us. Sports: The Pro Bowl is only interesting if you’re in Hawaii watching it live. Meanwhile, 50 Cent threatening to get naked is a reason to root for the Patriots. Finally: My current motto: “Be yourself. Everybody else is taken.”

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