Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: Robert De Niro in “Dirty Grandpa“? The same actor who was once in “Raging Bull”? “Caged” is my all-time favorite movie; I doubt “Caged No More” will supplant it. Television: Friday brings us “Il Trovatore” with Anna Netrebko and the cancer-battling Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Sunday nights feel bereft right now without any original HBO series. Music: All rock stars in their late 60s are vulnerable this month, but death is good for business. Books: Garth Greenwell’s very gay new novel, “What Belongs To You,” is luscious and lovely. Jane Mayer’s expose of the Koch Brothers, “Dark Money,” is a must-read. Sports: My hope for the NFL playoff season: Anyone But Brady. Finally: One of the greatest failures of my life is that I do not yet live in a place with mild winters.

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