Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: Liam Neeson’s “Taken 3” has been drubbed by critics, but he’s laughing ($20 million) all the way to the bank. “Selma” gets wider distribution this weekend for the MLK holiday, even as its Oscar chances dwindle. Television: “Glee” returns for a new season on Friday. “Girls” and “Looking” return on Sunday. Also on Sunday, PBS, which is now the official network of the British Upper Classes, has a post-“Downton” programme called “The Queen’s Garden.” Music: Am thrilled to see that D’Angelo’s superb “Black Messiah” is selling well. Books: Sven Beckert’s “History of Cotton” is the intellectual-snob read of the moment. Sports: Will Chris Christie toady up to Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones again this weekend? Maybe not, since the Cowboys play in frigid Green Bay. Finally: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” — MLK, Jr.

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