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Brit Mystery ‘Broadchurch’ Pulls You In

Posted on 08/7/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentThe murder of a young boy throws a quaint British beach town into despair and turmoil in Broadchurch, a gripping new crime drama that begins an eight-episode run tonight at 10 on BBC America. A hit in the UK when it aired there last spring, Broadchurch is darker than some other Brit detective series that have made the leap across the Atlantic. We’re a ways from Inspectors Morse and Lewis, for certain. Broadchurch isn’t the only series on TV this …

Dennis Farina: He Didn’t Just Play a Detective on TV

Posted on 07/22/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacySome actors are pretty good at playing hard-boiled, streetwise police detectives. Dennis Farina, who died on July 22 at age 69 in Scottsdale, Ariz., actually was a hard-boiled, streetwise police detective who also turned out to be a pretty good actor. The Chicago native, an 18-year veteran of his city’s police force who took up acting as a second career, was best known for his stint from 2004 to 2006 on the long-running NBC police procedural Law & Order. See also: TV …

Would the States’ New Healthcare Ads Convince You to Enroll?

Posted on 07/15/2013 by | Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News A folk singer playing guitar in front of a mountain stream. A Disney-like animated video about how “a new day is coming.” An announcer talking about “change is here.” A woman jumping up and down in celebration in a baseball team locker room. Discussion: The ACA Delay and Your Health Care These images are from the first television advertisements being aired by state-run health insurance exchanges created under the federal health law. Oregon, Kentucky, Colorado …

‘The Newsroom’: Love It or Leave It, It’s Back

Posted on 07/12/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentThere was a moment in last season’s finale of HBO’s The Newsroom when Will McAvoy, the bombastic TV anchorman played by Jeff Daniels, shot forward on his hospital bed and bellowed to a co-worker “I don’t think I’m coming back!” He was talking about his return from a drug-induced bleeding ulcer to the cable newscast over which he presides, but weary viewers, impatient with the preachy prattle that passed for the first season of Aaron Sorkin’s Treatise on the State …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 07/10/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun… 1. Cronuts – New York City’s new pastry craze – go for $40 on the black market. (Learn more at AARP) 2. One more reason to have sex: It’s good for your knees, elbows and other joints. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Make that two more reasons: Regular sex can make you look 7 years younger. (Learn more at Daily Mail) 4. In the first suit filed under a new Chinese law, a court ordered a woman to visit her mother at least twice a …

WebTV: The Internet Revolution That Wasn’t

Posted on 07/10/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Technology  Back in the mid-1990s, when PCs cost thousands of dollars and required a fair amount of technological savvy to set up and operate, WebTV seemed like the next big thing: an easier, cheaper ($300) way to get online and experience the still-newfangled wonders of the World Wide Web. “After spending a couple of weeks using WebTV,” BusinessWeek technology columnist Stephen H. Wildstrom gushed in 1996, “I think we may now have the product that could turn the World Wide Web …