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Beth Carpenter manages social media for a whole host of fun topics at AARP, including travel, technology, entertainment, and sports.

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Bill Murray, Baseball’s Best Boss

Posted on 06/20/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThis cheered us up. Bill Murray just sounds like so much fun. 

Au Revoir, “Car Talk”

Posted on 06/8/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post from Steve Mencher, AARP multimedia editor.  The Car Guys are retiring from the weekly grind. There was never any doubt: Car Talk isn’t really a show about cars. It’s Abbot and Costello, Burns and Allen for the public radio crowd. But here’s the thing – they really do solve car problems and take their callers, who serve in the role of straight men (and women) seriously. So why the huge success over the course …

Move Over, Kids: AARP Members Are Taking Over the Internet

Posted on 06/7/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyAs if we needed much confirmation. You take us to task on our Facebook page; you Tweet us links to your blogs; you’re repinning our pins. Every day, you tell us how you spent time learning a new gadget, or asked someone a little younger to show you how. Every day, you spend more money online than any other demographic. You’re playing Words With Friends, you’re selling your used fishing rods on Craigslist, and you’re starting new jobs with a …

To Chuck Brown: “You Made A Mark, You Put DC on the Map.”

Posted on 05/18/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentWhen we heard the sad news that DC go-go legend Chuck Brown had died, I called his friend and sometimes rival Joe Quarterman. Here’s what he said about Chuck… Back in 62, when Chuck started with the Soul Searchers, I was in a group called the Yellow Crows Band. We’d compete for gigs- you know, cabarets, dance halls. We would sometimes go to his concerts, and sometimes we would see him in the audience checking us out. We were friends – …

AARP at the TV Upfronts: “Dallas” Remake and More

Posted on 05/18/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post from AARP entertainment writer Austin O’Connor. You can read his previous installment of new TV previews here.  TNT is set to make a big splash during this summer TV season with the highly anticipated relaunch of Dallas  — and judging by the clips and previews of the rest of their new lineup shown at the Turner Broadcasting upfront presentation this morning at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, the cable net may have struck oil several …

Donna Summer: Memories of a Good ‘Bad Girl’

Posted on 05/17/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post by AARP Features Editor Barbranda Lumpkins Walls. Big hair. Tight, sequin gowns. Sexy moans. Soaring voice. Donna Summer wasn’t just any old singer — she was disco royalty, a queen whose music rocked clubs around the world. Many a girl in the 1970s wanted to be Donna, who could stop most men in their tracks with her unmistakable sultry soprano and body with curves that just wouldn’t quit. I have lots of good memories …