Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Kodak brings back a classic film, how artists depicted Obama's presidency, Ms Senior America and more

1. How Artists Depicted Obama’s Presidency Friday 20 January marks President Obama’s last day in office, and while plenty of presidents before (and after) him are captured by artists in different ways, his presidency was incredibly significant. The first black president has—for plenty of reasons—been an appealing muse for artists of all styles and mediums. From Shepard Fairey’s unmistakable “Hope” poster to Lisa Jack’s delightful …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A 300-year-old murder mystery, rethinking aging, Monday's supermoon and more

1. Upcoming Supermoon Will be Closest to Earth Since 1948 It only takes one cosmic happening to remind us just how immense the universe is and, in turn, how small Earth is. On Monday, our tiny blue dot will experience a supermoon unlike any since 1948, when the moon passes Earth more closely than it has in almost 70 years. On the East Coast, the …

Rethink Aging, Thanks to This 80-Year-Old Chinese Model

Wang Deshun doesn’t look like your “regular” 80-year-old man. Wang (aka “China’s hottest grandpa”) is an actor, model and artist, and made waves last year when taking to the catwalk for the first time—showing off his super-fit physique. In China, the Times reports, “someone as young as 50 may be addressed as ‘yeye’ or ‘nainai’—grandpa or grandma—regardless of whether they have offspring,” so Wang’s rejection …

Why Your Hangovers Are Getting Worse

You’re not imagining things: this Monday morning hangover might be harder than last simply because you’re a week older. Hangovers get worse with age for a few reasons. One is that a liver enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase (which works to transform the alcohol) decreases with age. Another is body fat, which doesn’t absorb alcohol, but also increases with age—essentially meaning our bodies run out of …

Ari Seth Cohen’s “Advanced Style: Older & Wiser”

We speak with the photographer and creator of the books, film and blog celebrating older generations' knack for glamor and fashion

Ari Seth Cohen’s delightful and inspirational Advanced Style project exists in many forms—from a documentary to a blog, Instagram and now a second hardcover tome: “Advanced Style: Older and Wiser”—again published by Brooklyn’s powerHouse Books. The seemingly endless project began thanks to Cohen’s grandmother (and best friend) who introduced him to the concept of style. Cohen tells us, “She would let me play in my …