”SUMMER UNDER THE STARS” on TCM
This August, TCM celebrates a different Hollywood legend each day with round-the-clock airings of some of their best films. Among the 31 notables: Steve McQueen on Aug. 3 and Ingrid Bergman on Aug. 6.
HOW TO COOK LIKE A TOP CHEF
The Bravo reality competition’s new cookbook serves up an enticing read with mouthwatering pictures, fun Q&A’s, recipes, and techniques from all six seasons of Top Chef and season 1 of Top Chef Masters, as well as inside scoop on what went on behind the scenes. (Did you know that season 5’s Jamie is an obsessive-compulsive vacuumer?)
SHARK WEEK on Discovery Channel
Nothing says summer like BBQs, fireworks, and, of course, Discovery’s annual celebration of those swimming rows of flesh-shredding teeth. It makes for some fantastic TV — just don’t plan on hitting the beach right afterward. (Beginning Aug. 1 at 9 p.m.)
CRACKED.COM app for iPad
Cracked began as an unapologetic imitator of Mad. But after the magazine closed in 2007, the website turned itself into a fresh, entertaining comedy source. Now experience all of its hilarious videos, galleries, and Editor’s Picks on the iPad. (Free on iTunes)