What to do this weekend

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Hospitality. It is that moment still, the end of summer time. Turn your clocks back before you go to sleep on Saturdays. Where I live, it will be darker first for the next few months. The beginning of the cold season: seven weeks until Christmas, four and a half months until spring. Make yourself comfortable. Make yourself comfortable.

A good question to think about this weekend: Has the pandemic changed the way we dream? Covid has offered scientists studying our dormant mental landscapes “a natural experiment built on collective experience” and they are making the most of it. Speaking of collective experience, maybe you are make plans for Thanksgiving. We have some tips for host a meeting with unvaccinated guests and a preview of what to expect if you travel?. (Hold this salted apple galette in mind if you are planning the menu.)

Dexter and his “dark passenger” return to Showtime on Sunday, eight years after the episode that “often ranks with the worst the final on TV History. “Mike Hale likes it the South Korean science fiction drama “Dr. Brain “ on Apple +. Watch it, then read Choe Sang-Hun on “How South Korea has become a cultural behemoth”. there is “Colin in black and white” a new Netflix docudrama on Colin Kaepernick’s early childhood. Or take a look three good animation series for adults about children.

And if you have a little more time, here are four films our critics enjoyed this week: rom-com “Marco, Maria and some other people”; the training drama “Beans”; the American debut of Mia Hansen-Love’s first feature film, “All is forgiven”; Other “Simple as water”, a documentary on Syrian families displaced by the war.


In 1970, when the first New York City Marathon was run, it was something very different from what we know today: four laps around Central Park, which was hardly the pastoral jewel that New Yorkers now know and love. It was marred by rampant vandalism, drugs were openly sold at the Bethesda Fountain, and graffiti defaced most of its buildings. The dangers of the park were so well known that any mention of a night walk was a surefire laugh in the Johnny Carson show.

-From “How the New York Marathon grew” by George A. Hirsch.




What are you watching, reading, cooking, thinking as we enter winter? What new discoveries are you recommending to your friends? Write to us: [email protected]. Be sure to include your full name and location and we may include your response in a future newsletter. They were At home and away. We will read every letter sent. As always, more good ideas for passing the time this weekend are shown below. And I’ll be back next week.

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