The Wrong Man’s Story
Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>
Yesterday AARP published the results of its caregiver survey, a study of how families and individuals cope with providing care to their elderly relatives. The survey results were astonishing: Forty percent of New Yorkers over 50 report working as an unpaid caregiver to a sick or elderly relative. Ne ... More >>
The gold standard in flops, Moose Murders was the 1983 Broadway bad-taste comedy set in a motor lodge, where a blind singer, burn victim, German nurse, twisted Shirley Temple type, incestuous mother, and other loonies converged for parlor games and foul play. AARP magazine ranked it as the fifth wo ... More >>
Billy Crystal has a new movie called Parental Guidance, which I'm sure he's happy about, but because of bad management guidance, he's not part of one of the biggest franchises of all time. "I'm the dope who turned down Toy Story," Crystal reveals to AARP the Magazine. "Jeffrey Katzenberg brought m ... More >>
The lures and snare of following Rock Gods
And I'm not even in a rest home yet!
So many stars say they haven't had surgery that I actually expect Barbara Walters to come out and say it too. It's the oldest cliche in the book. An older actor--looking remarkably line-free--says, "I haven't had surgery, but I wouldn't rule it out in the future." But I worship Diane Keaton and s ... More >>
Venice lends some savor to the New-York Historical Society
I hate flying even when it's smooth -- the combination of terror and tedium really wears me down. But when it ain't smooth, my nerves jangle so loud they drown out Alec Baldwin playing games on his cell phone in the next row. While I inhale a whip-it to relax, let me tell you my five worst flights ... More >>
My whole life, I was always the young one. I was the youngest (and in fact only) one in my family. The youngest one in school. The new kid at work.
Once you've run out of shameless narcissists and psychologically unstable megalomaniacs to exploit for the purposes of televised entertainment, where do you turn? To the elderly, of course.
Think the life of a columnist/blogger is nothing but glamour and gift bags? Well, it is--sort of--but it also involves sifting through the piles of angsty promotional emails begging for my attention. Here are the pitches that have passed by my technology in the last week alone. You decide ... More >>
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. Here is the moment where Jeff Lynne finally captures the hard-earned title of "second worst Wilbury."
Paul Weller plays the Apollo
Helen Mirren will cut you, and other awesome old-people things, in Red
Back in June (God, weren't we young then?), we wrote of a study in Psychology Today that said, basically cougars -- i.e., "older" women, older being 27 through 45, broadly -- are totally about getting it on because of their "diminishing fertility." At the end of their ropes, so to speak, the ... More >>
If you make less than $58,000/yr, the city has set up a site where you can file online for free here. If you make under $42,000/yr, call the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at 1 (800) 829-1040 to find an assistance site where they'll help you prepare your return. If you're over 60 ... More >>
Weird Christmas records: They're not just for Dylan anymore
What's with the crazy colores?
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who has famously called for "armed and dangerous" protests against the Democratic government (which she fears will create "re-education camps for young people"), is presently leading thousands of supporters to yell at Congress from its lawn. She refers to this ... More >>
The American Association of Retired Persons finds itself in a bind. CBS News says thousands of angry geezers are quitting the AARP over the Obama healthcare plan -- even though the AARP has not officially endorsed the plan. "I feel they're supporting it through the backdoor," says one former ... More >>
What do you do when I--I mean you--have a parent who stubbornly refuses to treat you like an adult, even though you're practically of AARP age? How do you react when--though you're so old you can remember the Dead Sea when it was just sick--my mama, I mean your mama, says stuff like "Did you ... More >>
In the future, there will be Cher, cockroaches, and The Golden Girls. The beloved '80s sitcom about four cantankerous and slutty but lovable old broads has played so long on Lifetime that I've gotten my AARP card along with the characters. And now I've been informed that they're moving to the Hallma ... More >>
While the Times focuses on Iraq and Caroline Kennedy and the Daily News bids us "heat up with these steamy celebrity swimsuit moments," the Post takes a lonely populist angle on our recent wave of taxes and fare hikes. Under the title MORE HELL! it decries the recent "one-two punch to the gut of cas ... More >>
In 2002, AARP's "Best Employers for Workers Over 50" included two (2) companies from the New York area. This year's list of 25 geezer-friendly firms includes no New York companies. Within commuting distance, if you can get your tired old bones out there, are Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jer ... More >>
School's back in session, and you know what that means: a local politics story. The New York Times, the Sun, and WABC all have a look at Mayoral Accountability for School Success, a 501(c)(4) non-profit (like the AARP, the NRA, and MoveOn.org) heavily influenced by Bloomberg official who want the Ma ... More >>
The attached videos never grow old, even if the Osmonds certainly did. See, the Mormon vocal group, who grew up and gradually advanced into AARP territory before our very eyes, did a 50th anniversary concert not long ago, and the highlights of it were captured for all the world to savor and gag from ... More >>
Art Blakey: 'You don't have to be a musician to understand jazz. Just be able to feel.'
A schlong day's journey into night
Premieres can be achingly tedious affairs where you stare at the floor as the filmmakers get up to publicly admire each others’ spunk and perspicacity. ("Thanks, Vince. You helped make Fred Claus a life-altering labor of love!") But at the recent premiere of The Orphanage, the spooky-dooky film Sp ... More >>
A respite from Times Square holiday madness resides at the Rum House piano bar
In a quaint phrase, the Social Security Agency has long described the current retirement system in America as a three-legged stool. One pictures Grandma sitting on that stool, perhaps next to the coal stove, working on some mending. The first leg, Social Security itself, is facing a shortfall that w ... More >>
If you were air-dropped in to New York City for this last day of the mayoral race and attended the Bloomberg and Ferrer events in Brooklyn earlier today, you might be surprised that the guy looking grim and sounding a little tired was up by 30-some-odd points in the polls, and that they guy beaming ... More >>
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Gray-haired pols keep yammering about Social Security, but it's young people who need to be heard
The Great American Man-Dog Marriage Panic
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