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Mark Laurence...Self-Driving Cars

For the first time on Tuesday, riders from the general public got a chance to ride in a self-driving car on a normal drive through the city.  It’s happening in Tempe, Arizona, a city about the size of Worcester just east of Phoenix.  There are a lot of techie stories about how this works, but…

Mark Laurence...Katy Perry's Shoe Collection

There’s no business like shoe business, at least that’s how Katy Perry is looking at it.  She’s done it all in show biz, now she has a new collection of shoes, which debuted in stores on Thursday.  You might think these would be over-the-top styles you’d never think of wearing, but take a look.  I…

Mark Laurence...Summer Movie Season

‘Tis the season to talk about summer movies.  “Summer” at the movie theater means approximately May 1st, so we’ve already had the first blockbuster, http://www.fandango.com/captainamerica:civilwar_185792/movieoverview, Captain America which already made over $200 million in its first week.  I know, money making does not equal a great movie, but it’s probably the best measure of what…

Mark Laurence...Movies Are Looking Up For March

I don’t think any regular movie-goer will disagree that things have been pretty slow at the theatres for a couple of months. Yes, there was true excitement with Deadpool, http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/deadpool a movie that took its own creators by surprise at how big a hit it turned out to be. I’ve never seen a movie theatre…

Mark Laurence...Boston TV Past And Present

One of the big TV broadcast networks might be pulling the plug on its Boston TV channel. For a while people speculated that NBC might be going off the air, moving to cable-only, or to a much smaller TV station in Manchester, New Hampshire. Years ago, that would have been unthinkable! I remember when Boston’s…

Mark Laurence...Christmas Movies

Looking for a good family Christmas movie this holiday season? The movie theatres have a couple of entries, but your best bet might be to stay home and make sure you’re paid up on your Netflix subscription! At the movies, “The Peanuts Movie” http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/thepeanutsmovie/ is a solid #2 and heading over $100 million at the…