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Archie: The Demise of America’s Oldest Teenager?

Posted on 04/9/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayCan it be true? Is Archie Andrews really going to die? Archie, the comic book icon in the Riverdale High letter sweater, has been hanging out with best buddy Jughead Jones at The Chok’lit Shop and struggling with the Betty-or-Veronica quandry for more than seven decades. But now comes word that Archie is headed for that great malt shop in the sky. Archie Comics, the publisher of his adventures, has announced that he will “sacrifice himself heroically” while saving the life of …

Bridget Jones Is 51: Older, But Any Wiser?

Posted on 10/14/2013 by |General News | Comments

EntertainmentBridget Jones, our favorite bumbling thirty something singleton is back, though now she’s 51 and a widowed mother of two.  Helen Fielding’s third Bridget novel, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, is out tomorrow, 17 years after the first, Bridget Jones’s Diary, became the chick-lit blockbuster of 1996.  Back then Bridget was preoccupied with finding a boyfriend, losing weight, quitting smoking and hopelessly striving to develop “inner poise,” in the way of Tina Brown (“though not, obviously, quite so hardworking” she wrote in her …

The “Overweight Sensation” That Was Allan Sherman

Posted on 08/16/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentI may be a goyische shiksa, but I know from Yiddish. That fact has flummoxed more than one Jewish friend in my life. “Where did you learn to say ‘Gotenyu’ [‘for God’s sake’]?” someone will ask. The simple answer: I learned it from one of my oldest friends and mentors — a self-professed “Brooklyn boy” whose ancestors fled Russian pogroms to make their fortunes in America. My Brooklyn friend was born in 1948 — two generations too late for shtetl-speak, but right on time for …

Wild Rumpus!

Posted on 05/8/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentMaurice Sendak, children’s book author and illustrator, best known for his work “Where the Wild Things Are” has died at age 83. Sendak was also known for several other books, including “In the Night Kitchen” and as a theater set designer. His books have become a staple of childhood reading for nearly 50 years. “Where the Wild Things Are” was published in 1963. Since then, children across the world have read the handful of sentences that tell the story of …