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  • TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'

    TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'
    "Brakeless" (PBS, Monday). Kiyoko Miyake's oddly beautiful, philosophical documentary about the 2005 crash of a commuter train: Traveling too fast into a curve as the driver tried to stay on a schedule reckoned in seconds, the train derailed and ran...
  • Amazon Whips Out TV Stick Against Google's Chromecast and Roku

    Amazon.com, after debuting its first Internet set-top this spring, is now going after Google's low-cost Chromecast with its own $39 stick-based streaming adapter for HDTVs. The Fire TV Stick, which plugs into the HDMI port on a TV set, provides...
  • LeVar Burton reads 'Go the ... to Sleep' for charity (on video)

    LeVar Burton reads 'Go the ... to Sleep' for charity (on video)
    "Reading Rainbow," reading blue. LeVar Burton knows how to read to kids. As creator and host of "Reading Rainbow," the PBS television series turned app turned wildly popular Kickstarter project, he's been making reading to kids entertaining since 1983....
  • In 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' a brisk mystery in Austen-land

    In 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' a brisk mystery in Austen-land
    That Jane Austen failed to write a murder-mystery sequel to "Pride and Prejudice" was an oversight remedied in 2011 by P.D. James with her novel "Death Comes to Pemberley." Like "P&P" and many other Austens before it — and many of James' own works,...
  • 'Walking Dead,' 'Constantine,' World Series: this weekend

    'Walking Dead,' 'Constantine,' World Series: this weekend
    The weekend is packed with notable programs and events. Fox should get a lift from the World Series, NBC should score with the NFL, and "The Walking Dead" should bring in fans. All that, and Lady Gaga, too. A few highlights: "The Walking Dead," 9 p.m....
  • Apps: Watchup customized newscast

    Lots of apps are getting an upgrade thanks to the iPhone's new operating system, but Watchup is getting even more seamless. It's a customized newscast that you can watch on your phone or tablet and edit as you go. It's for people who just can't get...
  • With 'Olive Kitteridge,' HBO does what PBS should be doing

    With 'Olive Kitteridge,' HBO does what PBS should be doing
    HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" opens with an older woman walking into the woods on a fall day. She is carrying a blanket, radio, envelope, revolver and one bullet. She spreads the blanket on the ground, turns the radio to a classical station and places it...
  • Mittman gets to hear others talk about him for a change as he's inducted into local Hall of Fame

    Mike Mittman says many people look at his relationship with former heavyweight champion of the world Larry Holmes in the same way that people used to look at Howard Cosell and Muhammad Ali. They have their laughs and there's a lot of kidding around, but...
  • Stories of undocumented youths told in 'Crossfire Kids'

    Stories of undocumented youths told in 'Crossfire Kids'
    "The Crossfire Kids," from Miami filmmaker Oscar Corral, chronicles the stories of young people caught in immigration limbo in the United States. The 30-minute documentary, which premiered on WPBT-Ch. 2 earlier this month, will run again 11 p.m. Oct....
  • 'Top Chef' recap, 'Boston's Bravest and Finest'

    All eyes are on Mei Lin. She whooped everyone and won the first elimination challenge last week with a bowl of rice porridge. Rice porridge, people! In the stew room over empty bottles of beer and wine, one of the brunette cheftestants felt the need...
  • Brit Producers Aiming Films for Diverse Global Audiences

    Filmmakers in London fret a lot about subsidies, rebates and the obstinacy of Hollywood distributors, but when I encountered Eric Fellner this week, he seemed resolutely unfretful. And with good reason. Arrayed before the co-chief of Working Title is a...