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Top Picks: TEDTalks on Netflix, a family circus on PBS, and more

Martin Scorsese examines the Quiet Beatle, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem supply old-fashioned country music, and more top picks.


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New York through one architect's eyes

Treasures of New York and "The Real Deal" profile Costas Kondylis, the architect responsible for creating many of the buildings that define the modern Manhattan skyline. From 2000 to 2007, he designed some 65 buildings or nearly one every six weeks. His works include Trump World Tower, Manhattan Place, and Silver Towers. It airs in New York City on May 2, and then is available online at the PBS site.

Now streaming

Netflix has inked a deal with TED (a nonprofit that brings people together from the fields of technology, entertainment and design) to make the conference's buzz-creating TEDTalks available on Netflix's website. Netflix users can check out innovative speeches delivered by figures such as Al Gore, James Cameron, and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown on topics like "Beasts, Bugs & Bio-wilderment" and "Chew On This."

A gleeful string band

If you have a hankerin' for that old-time country music, pick up the CD Some Bright Morning, a collection of lively tunes on traditional instruments such as the ukulele, banjo, recycled percussion, stand-up bass, fiddle, and guitar. Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem infuse their joyful yee-haw music with soulful lyrics.

Olympic triumph of another kind


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