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    Good Liver

    There is something uplifting about making a responsible purchasing decision on an object we know will last, and a certain delight that comes when you know its origin story. Pre-internet, pre-big-box store, that was just how it was with so much of what was in our lives.The Good Liver...
    The Ageist Summer Read These are our books for reading in the summer of 2018.One of the hallmarks of getting a bit older is that we value our time more, and we tend to avoid bringing objects into our lives that we may need to discard. Thus the quest for...
    botox gets a competitor We don’t take a position on cosmetic procedures. Some people use them, some don’t. Whatever you like is fine with us. Botox is by far and away the most popular cosmetic treatment, generating $3.17B in revenue last year, or 30% of the profits for Allergan, its...
    Whenever I am in the area, I always stop into this small gem of a shop. The sales staff will invariably approach me and ask if I am aware of a few new releases that perhaps were not on my radar. Never pushy, more out of a shared enthusiasm...

    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...
    Open Dialogue The look of AGEIST and the choice of people we feature is something we wrestle with every week. In trying to create a new way of looking at people our age, and as in any new endeavor, there are times when we get it right, and times when we...
    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.

    Artsy

    ARTSY: The Tinder of Art Having a piece of art in one’s home is very different from going to a gallery or museum- there is a relationship that develops over time. This is one of the differences between decoration-nice sofa and a piece of art. There is an internal conversation...
    Her first release in 7 years, Rest has an urgency of do it now or never. Impelled by the suicide death of her sister Kate in 2013, it is neither mournful nor backward-looking. It pushes forward with Giorgio Moroder-inspired synth beats: ABBA-like, but with an urgency of the now, not a nostalgic...
    Championing Elitism Last week, David Tang died from a battle with cancer. We know Tang from his weekly column in the Financial Times, where he wrote a column as Agony Uncle. Tang was an elitist — a concept he famously and humorously defended. It’s a word much maligned today, except...
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