• Quiz time!
Did you keep up with this week’s news? Test yourself.
• Top of the charts
Two of this week’s best-seller lists have debuts at No. 1: Clive Cussler and Graham Brown’s thriller “The Rising Sea” in hardcover fiction, and Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s look at the 2016 presidential election, “Russian Roulette,” in hardcover nonfiction.
And “A Brief History of Time” returns to our paperback nonfiction list in the top spot. Its author, Stephen Hawking, died last week.
• Ready for the weekend
And “Frozen” has arrived on Broadway. The stage musical adaptation of the animated blockbuster is beautiful, our theater critic writes, but a bit confusing.
• Best of late-night TV
Trevor Noah addressed this week’s war of words between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden: “Personally I have no idea who would win this fight. I mean, Biden seems scrappy, but if 70 years of McDonald’s couldn’t take Trump down, I don’t know what can.”
• Quotation of the day
“People in the U.S. and China have for years said the wolf is coming, the wolf is coming, but the wolf hasn’t come. This time, the wolf is coming.”