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Movies For Grownups Christmas Weekend Preview

Posted on 12/24/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentTwo new family-friendly stocking stuffers—plus one over-the-top lump of white-hot coal from Martin Scorsese—provide perfect reasons to get out of the house this Holiday season.  The New Stuff:   Saving Mr. Banks Tom Hanks is Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is Mary Poppins creator P.L. Travers in this magical (and allegedly true) story of how Uncle Walt convinced P.L. to let him bring her creation to the screen. If Thompson lays the prim-and-proper schtick on a bit thick, and if Hanks plays Disney …

Fulfilling Mandela’s Legacy

Posted on 12/6/2013 by |AARP CEO | Comments

PoliticsThe world lost one of its most courageous and righteous leaders yesterday with the passing of Nelson Mandela. Mandela, who was imprisoned for fighting against Apartheid in South Africa only to later become that country’s first elected president once Apartheid ended, dedicated his life to fighting for social justice and economic equality. My wife and I had the opportunity to meet Madiba on a trip to South Africa in 1994.  As we ate lunch together, I could not help but …