Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: We’re in the real end-of-summer doldrums: “Birth of the Dragon,” anyone? Or would you prefer “Beach Rats”? TV/Streaming: I saw the Met’s “La Traviata,” to be broadcast on Friday by PBS: some strong singers but a head-scratching production. Sunday brings the season finale of “Game of Thrones,” which, by Tuesday, should eliminate about half the posts from my Facebook feed. Music: Why in hell do Queens of the Stone Age have the number-one album on Amazon? Sometimes, you just have to listen to a little Doc Watson. Books: I didn’t care for Hillary’s previous two books because she was running for office and pulling her punches. Not any more: now we find out “What Happened.” Sports: College football is back in season. Finally: I can’t wait until you-know-who is gone and we can all say together, “Our Long National Nightmare Is Over.”

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