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  • Rob Owen: Summertime sitcoms fizzle

    Summertime and the viewing is ... funny? Not necessarily. July brings with it a bounty of scripted comedies on both broadcast and cable networks but the results are more fizzle than sizzle. Let's start with the more ambitious shows and work our way down...
  • TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'

    TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'
    "East Los High" (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels. Originally created with an educational ulterior motive, specifically to address and...
  • Welcome to Greg Poehler's 'Sweden'

    For decades, the title of the most popular Swede on network television belonged to the absent-minded chef on "The Muppet Show." That may all change with Thursday's U.S. debut of "Welcome to Sweden," an inventive sitcom about Bruce Evans, an All-...
  • TV Review: 'Welcome to Sweden'

    "Cute" isn't always a flattering term in TV circles, but it happily applies to "Welcome to Sweden," a classic fish-out-of-water concept created by and starring Greg Poehler, whose better-known sister Amy joins him as a producer. Despite rifling through...
  • British Open prize money increased

    (Reuters) - The winner of next week's British Open at Royal Liverpool will pocket 975,000 pounds, a rise of 30,000 pounds on 2013. The Royal and Ancient (R&A) organisers said in a statement on Monday that total prize money would be 5.4 million pounds,...
  • Caterham must change to survive - Kolles

    LONDON (Reuters) - Caterham's new owners aim to keep the struggling team in Formula One for years to come but tough decisions must be made for that to happen, the man overseeing the transition has warned. Former F1 team principal Colin Kolles, who has...
  • Youth-Themed Pix Dominate Europe's LUX Prize Competition

    The official selection of the LUX Prize, which was unveiled Sunday at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival, is dominated by pics that focus on the challenges facing Europe's youth. The pics short-listed for the prize, which is intended to showcase the...
  • BBC Commemorates World War I With Four Years Worth of Programming

    The carnage, horror, bravery and humanity of World War I has inspired such bigscreen fare as "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Paths of Glory" and "Gallipoli" -- and now, as the centenary of the outbreak of the "war to end all wars" approaches on July...
  • Sweden to investigate Israeli boarding of Gaza-bound vessels

    STOCKHOLM Swedish prosecutors launched an investigation Thursday into whether laws were broken in 2010 and 2012 when Israeli soldiers boarded pro-Palestinian vessels shipping humanitarian aid to Gaza. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor...
  • What Stockholm can teach L.A. when it comes to reducing traffic fatalities

    What Stockholm can teach L.A. when it comes to reducing traffic fatalities
    New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has promised to make the streets of his city safer for those who travel them, whether by foot, bicycle or car. How? By following Sweden's lead. Over the last 15 years, Stockholm has cut pedestrian deaths by 31%...
  • Smith's 'The Farm' falls flat

    "The Farm" by Tom Rob Smith; Grand Central (368 pages, $26) Tom Rob Smith's new novel is built on an intriguing premise that unravels swiftly. A young Londoner named Daniel gets a call from his father in Sweden, where his parents have retired to a farm...