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Tribute to a Visual Voice

At its very best the Village Voice was a muckraking, underbelly-exploring, fiercely creative journalistic voice in a city that needed its moxie.The weekly tabloid tilted at the windmills of power in New York, empowering its writers to write with individuality, producing reams of vital storytelling that rivaled its...

Martyn Thompson up for the Rigg Design Prize 2018

On the shortlist for the Rigg Design Prize 2018 is AGEIST profile and contributor Martyn Thompson.Recognizing excellence in Australian design, the Rigg Design Prize is the highest accolade for contemporary design in Australia. The triennial prize is awarded to an Australian design practice displaying outstanding creative achievements in contemporary design.For the prize exhibition, each studio...

Helmut Lang goes to Wales

The latest Helmut Lang Campaign features these rather badass ladies from Wales-an 86 year old skydiver,  a 66 year old South African, and an 86 year old funeral director. There are some amazing films that accompany the images here. Besides the obvious inclusivity of age in a forward leaning...

The Ageist Mobility Theme Diner

In the first of what we anticipate as a series of thought leader dinners, we invited people we have met over the last three years over for a lively discussion of a topic of great interest to the community- mobility, the personal variety of how do we move our...

Jane Fonda in 5 Acts

What happens when your father is a distant Henry Fonda, your mom mentally unstable, you have massive talent as an actress, and combined with a compelling drive to make a difference in the world? You get a very complicated person. Jane Fonda in 5 Acts, a semi-unvarnished look at...

Jason Miller Furniture Designer

Furniture designer Jason Miller:“I try to design things that the designers I admire will like…but also things my mother would want to have in her home. I think this is possible.”Miller’s furniture design plays on memories that our community may share: 70’s cars, Italian design, and sexy materials from...

Lennon Returns

Most of us still remember where we were when we got the news John Lennon died. The Beatle was many things to many people, and that’s why his draw is still so powerful. The US Postal Service just released a stamp of a photograph taken by famed rock photographer...

Investigating Our Value As We Age

Founder, author and recent advisor to the CEO of AirBnB, Chip Conley has a flair for the well-turned phrase. “Sixty is the new 40 physically,” he says. “But when it comes to the workplace, 30 is the new 50.” He’s speaking specifically about the tech world and the absence...

American Utopia

David Byrne’s American Utopia tour has been cropping up on our Instagram feed for more than a month now. Some of our contacts have even seen it twice – traveling to a new city to do so. The multi-instrumentalist Grammy and Oscar winner and the leader of the Talking Heads,...

Madonna Turns 60

She has persevered in an industry that is all about the next new thing. Whatever we think of her music, she is doing what loves, doing it on her terms and staying at the top of the game for 40 years. Not many can say that in any business....