Women of a Certain Rage: Two New Books Tackle Getting Older—and More Pissed Off

 Like aging itself, Why We Can’t Sleep and In Our Prime are both reflective and daunting.

Hell Is Older People: Aging as the Ultimate Cinematic Horror

Unlike horror-movie fates such as, say, decapitation by paper cutter, aging is the ultimate fright because viewers recognize that they cannot escape it. Read more »

Dear Oscars: Inclusion Is the Name of the Game

Ninety years after the first Academy Awards, Hollywood is still celebrating firsts. Read more »

What Happened to the Women of Twin Peaks?: "Twin Peaks" Is Aging Against the Machine

Twin Peaks: The Return smashed an unofficial casting paradigm for women. Read more »

Alternative Facts, Real Fiction: “Younger” Roundtable for Two

Younger enthusiasts Cate Young and Andi Zeisler tuned in to see where things go now that the truth is (kind of) out there.  Read more »

“Auntie” Agony: Black Women Can Hate Ageist Phrases

Because female power is assumed to be beauty, and female beauty is latched tight to youth, our power is believed to fade over time. Read more »

Jessica Fletcher of "Murder, She Wrote" Is My Anti-Ageism Heroine

Twenty years after the show's final episode, it's still rare to see women like Jessica Fletcher on TV.  Read more »

HBO’s “Getting On” Has So Much More Life To Give, Says Star Alex Borstein

The dark comedy about nurses working with elderly patients centers on numerous complex women.  Read more »

The Role of TV's "Token Grandma."

British actress Julie Walters recently complained that despite a long and fruitful career in English TV, movies, and theater, she’s been put out to pasture as the “token gran.” Read more »

How is the Mary Tyler Moore Cast Still So Damn Popular?

Though most women of a certain age in Hollywood can’t catch a break, the women who starred on The Mary Tyler Moore Showhave proven exceptional even as they age. The news just came out that the ... Read more »

Hey TV Networks! Hire Some Older Women Writers!

TV has an age problem: Older female writers can’t get work, no matter how great they are. “After 40 nobody will talk to you,” former Mary Tyler Moore Show writer Susan Silver told me. “I did 14 movies of the week, 16 pilots, then nothing. It’s a bad problem.”... Read more »