Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

weekendMovies: Two movies with strong female protagonists arrive this week: “Arrival” and “Elle.” TV/Streaming: The Imelda Staunton-led revival of “Gypsy” — which is coming to Broadway in 2018 — is broadcast on PBS. I know it’s been a tough week when I’m watching “The Andy Griffith Show” on Netflix. Music: Opera star Joyce DiDonato is the latest entrant in the Florence Foster Jenkins sweepstakes. Books: I’ve just caught up with Andrea Wulf’s engrossing 2015 history of the German scientist extraordinaire Alexander von Humboldt: “The Invention of Nature.” Sports: This year’s New York Knicks suck as badly as last year’s New York Knicks. Finally: I’d say that 2016 has been an “annus horibilis,” but 2017 looks even more catastrophic. Help!

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