The salt-and-pepper pound: where are all the fiftysomething models?


73-year-old Lauren Hutton modelling for Calvin Klein in April. Photograph: Calvin Klein When I first started blogging as That’s Not My Age nine years ago, I was always banging on about the lack of older models, my Grey-dar permanently on high alert. But whereas in the past, the older model was restricted to a healthcare … More The salt-and-pepper pound: where are all the fiftysomething models?

Babies on planes: stop saying sorry – shame is part of parenting


No parent should feel like they have to placate judgmental passengers with treats and apologies when their child has an age-appropriate outburst in a public spaces ‘For the deliberately child-free, a crying baby can serve as an affirmation of your life choices.’ Photograph: Emmanuel Aguirre/Getty Images By: Madeleine Somerville/UK Guardian I first saw it on Facebook: … More Babies on planes: stop saying sorry – shame is part of parenting

Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world


The Fortitude Coffee shop in Edinburgh. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Observer Industrial furniture, stripped floors and Edison bulbs: why must we aspire to such bland monotony? By:Kyle Chayka/UK Guardian Go to Shoreditch Grind, near a roundabout in the middle of London’s hipster district. It’s a coffee shop with rough-hewn wooden tables, plentiful sunlight from … More Same old, same old. How the hipster aesthetic is taking over the world

Polyamorous in Portland: the city making open relationships easy


In Portland, Oregon – one of America’s most sexually tolerant cities – it seems you can’t throw a stone without finding a consensual non-monogamous relationship Tamela Clover (left), Jeff Lords and Gaile Parker are a polyamorous threesome living in Portland. They are in a ‘V’ dynamic, with Jeffry as the pivot person. Photograph: Natalie Behring … More Polyamorous in Portland: the city making open relationships easy

People will be talking about Lady Dynamite 50 years from now


  Maria Bamford’s strange sitcom is like being hit by a hurricane: it’s got talking dogs, claymation songs about semen and issues coming out of its ears. It’s exhausting … but stick with it and you’ll be rewarded in spades By:Stuart Heritage/UK Guardian For a while there, Netflix seemed to be going off the boil. … More People will be talking about Lady Dynamite 50 years from now