SOURCE: New York Times
Like the rest of Japanese society, the Yakuza are aging, making a transition out of criminal careers a challenge. Forming a softball team—and changing the uniform colors from black to pink and gray—helped some.
by Cary Heinz
Although Biden, Trump, and other prominent elected officials represent a political leadership that's unprecedented for advanced age, it's not clear we can—or should—do anything about it.
SOURCE: LA Progressive
by Walter G. Moss
Reflections on the emergence of Bruce Springsteen as a model for aging successfully in a chaotic and dispiriting age.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Caroline Cicero and Paul Nash
Although largely unnoticed by mainstream media, something significant has happened with the rise of COVID-19: the marginalization of older Americans.
No Stopping Us Now makes clear, for example, that two particularly challenging times to be an older woman in America were the youth-obsessed 1920s and 1960s.
by John Medina
Why that’s good news for aging historians.
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- Nelson Lichtenstein on a Half Century of Labor History
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