Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: I think I can skip the latest Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey.” It’s time for you to catch up on the best summer movies: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Boyhood,” “A Most Wanted Man,” and “Get On Up.” Television: The prestige premiere of the weekend is Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick,” a turn-of-the-century medical drama with Clive Owen as a coked-up surgeon: it has as much blood and guts as the summer’s other excellent gorefest, “The Strain.” Music: I’m eschewing the new albums in favor of an old favorite, Keith Jarrett’s magnificent 1975 release, “The Köln Concert.” Books: The most amusing, engaging, startling book to appear in all the centennial commemorations of World War One is “Margot Asquith’s Great War Diary 1914-1916.” She was the highly intelligent, highly witty wife of Herbert Henry Asquith, Britain’s prime minister at the start of the conflict. Sports: I’m a Yankees fan, but I found Drew Magary’s “The Hater’s Guide To Derek Jeter” to be pretty effing funny. Finally: I wish it were summer all year round. But I don’t want to move to Hawaii or Florida to make that dream a reality.

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