Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: The first two in the series were delightful, so I suspect “Despicable Me 3” will be, too. “Baby Driver” is speeding along thanks to some strong reviews. TV/Streaming: “Alaskan Bush People” has a new episode Friday on Discovery. HBO is running previous episodes of “Game of Thrones” in anticipation of the new season. Music: Horrors! “A Pentatonix Christmas” is racing up Amazon’s best-seller list again: it’s not even July! “London By Night” is a classic disc by chanteuse Julie London. Books: It’s depressingly clear from all the pro-Trump volumes on Amazon’s best-seller list that the only people who buy books are old and white. Every time I peruse that chart I want to re-read “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” Sports: The 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest returns on Tuesday. Gluttony never looked so gross. Finally: I remember when NYC during the run-up to July 4th was as full of explosions as a war zone: thank goodness that’s improved.

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