Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: I’ve seen the new “Mamma Mia” and trust me: there’s a reason most of its ABBA songs were never hit singles. The wonderful Daveed Diggs — the original Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton” — stars in “Blindspotting.” TV/Streaming: “Duck Duck Goose” is now watchable on Netflix. Last week’s “Endeavour,” Sundays on PBS, was marvelous — and I’m hearing good things about this week’s episode. Music: Whenever I want a pick-me-up, I listen to a few minutes of “The Best Polkas of Myron Floren.” And when I want to mellow out, I listen to Shirley Horn’s incomparable CD, “Here’s To Life.” Books: Sentence by perfect sentence, Sebastian Barry’s “Days Without End” is the most stunning new novel I’ve read in a very long time. Sports: Met Life Stadium, where the Giants and Jets play, is in the bogs of New Jersey, but next week it hosts a friendly between two of the Premier League’s top soccer teams: Man City and Liverpool. Finally: I’m only really really happy in warm weather.

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