Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

weekendMovies: If you love musicals, you’ll love “La La Land.” But don’t go expecting Rodgers and Hart. The music is jazzier than that. TV/Streaming: “Stranger Things,” on Netflix, is worth catching up to…Sunday brings us “The Hollow Crown: Henry VI,” on PBS. Music: This year’s big Christmas albums are not by Barbra or Josh but from Pentatonix…Why am I in a Kay Starr mood lately? Books: I finally caught up to Paul Beatty’s scorching satire, “The Sellout.” It won the Booker Prize — deservedly so…Zadie Smith’s new novel, “Swing Time,” contains flashes of brilliance, but it’s not in the class of her “White Teeth” or “Of Beauty.” Sports: I’m so heartened by the turnaround the Giants have made this season, but I fear the worst in their game against the Cowboys. Finally: It’s Christmas season, and I’m not suicidal…yet.

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