Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

weekendMovies: “Boo! A Madea Halloween” looks scarier than a “Saw” movie. “The Handmaiden” is the film I’d most like to see this week. TV/Streaming: “Hamilton’s America” is a behind-the-scenes look at that mildly popular Broadway musical. Jonathan Demme’s terrific concert film of Justin Timberlake is on Netflix. Music: Lady Gaga’s new album is called “Joanne.” John Prine is still alive? Books: New York Review Books has released several first-rate novels by Henry Green. I’ve been re-reading “The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova” — thrilling! Sports: I’ll say it again: if we elect a woman President and the Cubs win the World Series I could almost die happy. Finally: I’ve gone back to my first love, music, and it’s a joy. And here’s an app that let’s anyone — even you! — create music.

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