A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1951). Alistair Sim gives the performance of his career as Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol“. Shot on location in London, it has the ultimate feel.
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Welcome to the Christmas edition of The Twist Podcast! Co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose offer news, opinion and cultural commentary with a twist. This week: It’s Christmas time again! Listen to the Weekly Readlines, our thoughts on Christmas, food trends, families of choice and a final quote. And you can enjoy us on YouTube now as well.
Rainbow Gap, Lee Lynch
Review by Velvet Lounger
Sometimes it is hard to write a review because you can’t find the words, in this case it’s hard to find words big enough to describe such an epic tale. Set in Florida in the 50’s and 60’s Lee Lynch has constructed a story that creates a movie style landscape in your mind.
By Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
My husband and I are thinking about making some modifications to our home so we can remain living there for as long as possible. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us with aging in place ideas?
Many retirees, like you and your husband, want to stay living in their own house for as long as possible. But being able to do so will depend on how easy it is to maneuver your home as you get older. Here are some helpful resources you can turn to, to get an idea of the different types of features and improvements you can make that will make your house safer and more convenient as you grow older.
“The Republican Party in North Carolina is giving the rest of the country an object lesson in the difference between tyranny and democracy. Met with a close loss in the 2016 governor’s race, brought on by passing a ton of really unpopular legislation, the North Carolina GOP is now going down the old path of rigging the electoral machinery against the opposition party.”
Congratulations to author Marshall Thornton for his selection by BookLife as a self-published star of 2016. His novel Femme continues to garner praise and gain readers, as it should. Marshall has been interviewed here at lgbtSr (with a subsequent podcast chat here) and this is a terrific way for him to end the year.
Thornton’s opposites-attract contemporary romp perfectly threads the needle, addressing internalized homophobia and the heartbreak of self-denial without ever falling into cliché or forgetting to be fun.
The National Organization for Marriage says that now Donald’s president, they have a plan to undo marriage equality. But can they do that? Is marriage equality really at risk? Well, yes — and in fact, they could repeal marriage in just three steps.
You’ll have a very spooky Christmas with this fascinating look at ghostly encounters of the gay and lesbian kind. Supernatural phenomenon are recounted through interviews with LGBT individuals from across the United States sharing their first-hand experiences with the other side, each one offering a compelling personal experience you’ll have to read to believe. READ MORE