Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: Special forces head to Afghanistan in “12 Strong.” A bank heist in California is the subject of “Den of Thieves.” TV/Streaming: “Grace and Frankie” isn’t my thing but a lot of people swear by it: season four is available on Netflix. On Friday, PBS premieres its “American Masters” about playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Music: Dolores O’Riordan’s death has catapulted several Cranberries albums back onto the charts. “Das Lied von der Erde,” with Fritz Wunderlich and Christa Ludwig, is one of the greatest recordings ever. Books: Why are there so many “Instant Pot” cookbooks on the best-seller lists all of a sudden? Winter is a wonderful time to sit in front of the fire and read long novels — my current tome is “The Magic Mountain.” Sports: Boning up on all your Winter Olympics trivia? I’m not! Finally: 2018: the year that “shit” finally made it onto the front page of the New York Times. Progress?

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