Looking for something to do this weekend that doesn’t involve marches or fireworks?
News Arts Editor Jeff Simon has some recommendations.
1. Book – “Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy” by Judd Apatow (Random House). “From the director of ‘Trainwreck’ with Amy Schumer, in a couple weeks, one of the greatest interview compilations ever about standup comedy.”
2. Movie – “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”Area theaters. “A sensitive, witty and wise movie that is, as much as possible, this movie season’s ‘Juno.’ ” Read the review.
3. Music on disc and online – John Hollenbeck – “Songs We Like a Lot” (Sunnyside) “A gorgeously arranged collection of folk and pop songs whose love by jazz percussionist Hollenbeck couldn’t be more real or more obvious.”
4. Television – “True Detective” on HBO. Sundays at 9 p.m. for new episodes. “It’s not up to its first season but it’s still one of the best things on television.”
5. Classic Film – “The Big Clock” on Turner Classic Movies at 8 p.m. Friday July 3. “Classic film noir starring Ray Milland and Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Sullivan. The remake ‘No Way Out’ with Kevin Costner and Sean Young wasn’t bad but it wasn’t a patch on the original.”