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Before we begin, let me assure you that we do not think affairs of any kind are a good idea. They tend to end in a train wreck for all involved, but to each his own. No judgement here.About 13 years ago, there was an article published in the...
When my late husband Eliot was on his deathbed, he predicted which of our friends would ask me out at his funeral. He guessed it would be jazz-writer Neil. He was right. Though Neil insisted that going to a black-tie awards dinner didn’t count as a “date,” I had...
Conservationist's Dream Begins in Africa I Dreamed of Africa.There are many great Africa books, but our favorite is by Kuki Gallmann. The book deals with her introduction to Kenya in the '60s — the death of her husband, her snake-obsessed son, and the establishment of her gigantic farm in Kenya's Great Rift Valley which...
Our correspondent, Nicole Rodill, was at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Her top line comment: the future is here now; and for the most part it's great, it’s just that most people have no idea how different. As part of the AGEIST mission to keep us all...
Cindy Sherman  If you didn’t already think of her as a genius, check out her IG feed. Maybe you are thinking awesomeness on digital social channels is only for the digital-native younger person. Think again. Always the shrewdest observer and commentator of popular culture, Cindy takes on the craze of...
Embedded in a tiny mushroom the Aztecs referred to as “the flesh of the gods” is a molecule that produces life-changing experiences. During WW2, a Swiss chemist synthesized another molecule from ergot that can induce visions and entire journeys of the mind. These two molecules are psilocybin and LSD...
Following her divorce, actor/author Annabelle Gurwitch decided to get rid of her stash of sex toys. But it’s not as simple as putting them in the recycling bin. For starters, what would Stan the neighbor say? With the exception of practical items like my glasses, keys, and cell phone, which...
What 50 Can Learn From 70: Learning From My Mother’s Regret Last summer, within a month of each other, my mother and I turned 70 and 50. When I was growing up I always saw my mother as old – some future age I could hardly conceive of ever being....
It seems that every year people push back the time at which they focus on gift buying a bit further. If gift panic is descending upon you, What to get? Will they like it? Is it the right message? We are here to help. Our feeling is that when selecting...
The AGEIST Guide to Bubbly: From the Budget to the Spendy, We Have You Covered'Tis the season to be jolly, which seems like a good moment to ask some of our experts what they like in a sparkling wine. From the sophisticated-over-the-top, I just won in Vegas, to the informed...