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 healthcareContinue reading “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:Continue reading “Babies on planes: stop saying sorry – shame is part of parenting”

Why being a fake is bad for you

Speaking his mind: Henry Fonda (second from left) stands up to the other jurors in 1957’s 12 Angry Men. Photograph: Allstar/United Artists Authenticity – where we say and do what we truly think – is one of the keys to our wellbeing   Authenticity is about being true to yourself in each and every moment.Continue reading “Why being a fake is bad for you”

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 fromContinue reading “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 BehringContinue reading “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.Continue reading “People will be talking about Lady Dynamite 50 years from now”

My perfect affair – how I’m getting away with it

‘The first time we slept together, we were like two teenagers, and not in a good way.’ Photograph: Jonathan Storey/Getty Images Tell no one, put nothing in writing, pay in cash, don’t drink, and keep off the phone. How to have an affair for nine years and get away with it. By: Anonymous/UK Guardian LoveContinue reading “My perfect affair – how I’m getting away with it”

Anti-Beyonce Protest That Never Was

Photo: Glenn Schuck Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was outraged! He accused her of using the platform to attack Police officers.  Others said her SuperBowl performance that paid tribute to the Black Panthers was race-bating. An unnamed group using Eventbrite  a website where anyone with a working email address can create a meetup encouraged peopleContinue reading “Anti-Beyonce Protest That Never Was”

Blind date: ‘He kept looking at the waiter’

Alexandra, 28, teaching assistant, meets Raffaele, 42, sales executive   Alexandra on Raffaele What were you hoping for? A creative, burly sailor type. First impressions? A confident, City banker type. What did you talk about? His Italian background, posh places (he prefers them), what we’d do in an apocalypse, our different tastes in comedy, hisContinue reading “Blind date: ‘He kept looking at the waiter’”

Yellowface and racism against Asians is just as important as other prejudice

For years, discrimination against east and south-east Asian people has been an invisible problem. It’s time to support those speaking up for equality Public figures such as the comedian Margaret Cho are beginning to change the lack of representation in the media. Photograph: Dan Tuffs for the Guardian By: Carmen Fishwick/Uk Guardian It was recentlyContinue reading “Yellowface and racism against Asians is just as important as other prejudice”