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    Sam has been doing more or less the same thing for the last 60 years. Except now his paintings go for $2 million when in the past no one knew his name. Coming from Tupelo, Mississippi, then schooled in Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Gilliam arrived in Washington D.C. in 1962,...
    ultra adulthood “My mission is to find significance and to stop squandering the time I have been blessed with.” — from an email we received recently. Or as Seneca wrote, “The part of life we really live is small, for all the rest is not life, but merely time.” Old...
     #1 The Guests We like to think of dinners as casting a small performance for the benefit of the participants. The number should be no less than six or else the conversation could become one-dimensional or hijacked by a particularly insistent guest. The upper limit is determined by your capacity, but...
    This is a big deal. So far, over 300 people have joined a class-action lawsuit against Google claiming they were discriminated against in the workplace based on their age. Ever since Mark Zuckerberg’s since-recanted statement that younger people are just smarter, there has been a growing awareness of the rampant...

    Hayao Miyazaki

    Welcome Back Hayao Miyazaki Hats off this week to the Japanese animation legend who just couldn’t stay retired. Hayao Miyazaki, whose anime films for the studio he co-founded in 1985 helped set the standard for animation globally, decided earlier this year to end his 5-year “retirement,” when a film idea...

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    yves saint laurent gets museums in paris and marrakech Nothing says more about Parisian fashion and haute couture than Yves Saint Laurent. Deemed the greatest fashion designer of all time, Saint Laurent not only changed the face of fashion from the 1960s to the late 1990s, he also influenced dozens...

    John Malkovich

    Mr Malkovich — ceaselessly creative and endlessly fascinating. Earlier this year, the sartorially-inspired actor launched his own clothing line, John Malkovich. Not just celebrity endorsement: he actually designed the entire line. Of course he did, would we expect anything less from such a snappy dresser? This fall will see the release...
    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...
    tom petty We will miss Tom Petty, who passed this week at the age of 66. Here he is with Prince performing  “My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the Rock and Roll hall of Fame in 2004. Cool is ageless. Watch it here.
    a friendship at any age Words: Amanda MedressI am 30 and my best friend Ines is 69. When out in the world together we attract attention; sometimes it’s curiosity, other times jealousy or disapproval. The disapproval confuses us most.  Since meeting via swing dancing four years ago, our friendship has...