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Brett Kavanaugh, Burt Reynolds, North Korea: Your Friday Briefing

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At the films, we suggest “Five Fingers for Marseilles,” a post-apartheid drama and western set in South Africa, and “Blaze,” a biopic of the rustic singer Blaze Foley, directed via Ethan Hawke.

On TV, a charity telecast will deliver actors and musicians in combination to raise money for cancer research, and we now have some streaming recommendations.

We counsel 11 new books, and, when you’re in New York City, a slate of cultural events.

Best of late-night TV

Seth Meyers poked fun at President Trump’s response to the nameless Op-Ed: “Trump tweeted, quote, ‘TREASON?’ Even weirder, Mike Pence tweeted back, ‘Sure! Let’s do it!’ ”

Quotation of the day

“If you lose one stay, the whole thing comes down.”

Andrew Herrmann, a former president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, describing dangers within the design of the collapsed bridge in Genoa.

The Times, in different phrases

Here’s a picture of today’s front page, and hyperlinks to our Opinion content and crossword puzzles.

What we’re studying

Michael Roston, a senior team of workers editor at the Science table, recommends this podcast episode: “Rose Eveleth’s recounting of American researchers living on the ocean floor is fascinating. If that’s not enough of an inducement to listen to her Flash Forward podcast, wait until you hear the recordings she surfaced of the ‘aquanauts,’ breathing a mixture of helium and oxygen, trying to call President Lyndon B. Johnson.”

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