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Playing With the Past

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

There were many other surprises in this exhibit of nearly 500 favorites developed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society.

The Telltale Signs Of Aging

Phyllis Berger | Posted 06.05.2016 | Fifty
Phyllis Berger

On my late father-in-law's 90th birthday, I asked him what 90 felt like. 'It feels like 50,' he said, 'except when I get up from a chair.' Now that I'm in my 60s, I'm beginning to know what he means.

All You Need Is Love

RB Bronson | Posted 12.07.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

I spent this past weekend in Las Vegas. I like Vegas; it makes no bones about being a garish, sordid playground for adults. If you're in the right mood, it's hard not to have fun there.

What Women Want

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Feminism is about enabling women to have what they choose. But women choose to feel like women - to experience the delectable polarity of the female and the male, and that requires a culture that empowers, and celebrates, both.

Girlfriends: The Other Women

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Fortunately, I got to go to college in the late '60s. The Second Wave ruled! Birth control was readily available and there were savvy girls from all over the world at UNM. What was even better, they knew nothing about me. Sure, I was a little weird, but weird was in. I could blend. Somewhat.

11 Phrases From The 60s That Mean Something Very Different Now

Perry Block | Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty
Perry Block

I can't exactly say that I'd like to go back and relive the era of the 60s. Then again, right now I'm experiencing a different kind of 60s, and between the two I'll take the first one -- cannabis-stained knuckles, fingers, and hands -- hands-down!

Café Au Go Go: Still Blowing the Winds of Change

Craig Carpenter | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Change may be defined as transformations occurring over time. It is sometimes hard to discern how far and wide that change will reach, and what it will bring about.

A Pre-November Nostalgia

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

People in the States are living longer and I am not alone, either in my memories or my nostalgia. And so the conversations will no doubt be coming or ...

Civil Disobedience: It Worked for the Hippies, Why Not the Tea Party?

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

If I were to tell you that in Washington, D.C., right now there is mounting pressure among an entrenched minority to correct grievous oversights of government and the abuses of a powerful few... which of these would you say I'm describing?

An Elusive Utopia By The Sea

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.27.2013 | Home
Lionel Rolfe

John O'Kane's at times rambling but nonetheless intriguing book length essay, "Venice, CA: A City State Of Mind," sums up the history, the observations, the artists and writers and poets great and famous and obscure who have lurked among the dark shadows of this Nirvana by the sea.

Doing 60 in a 30 Zone: A Birthday Celebration

Janie Emaus | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

While the young girls hover around their computers and cellphones, posting the day's activities on Facebook and Skyping with friends back home, we older ladies sit on the deck, sipping margaritas looking up at the sky. We know there will be plenty of time later to look at our photos.

This Is How We Do 60 in LA

Annie Stein | Posted 03.27.2013 | Fifty
Annie Stein

I feel so much richer, know so much more and feel connected to several, if not many, more women today than I did before last week when my friend Sam turned 60.

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

A Post 50 Perspective On Mad Men: My, How Things Have Changed!

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 05.30.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

As a Baby Boomer and former ad agency head, I will be spending this "Mad Men" season commenting on how the show's themes would have played out differently had they occurred twenty years later, in 1986, when I was running my firm.

What I Know About Beauty Now That I'm In My 60s

Bonnie McFarland | Posted 05.28.2012 | Women
Bonnie McFarland

Some say we get the face we deserve as we age, but I think it's more we get the face of the life we've lived.

The Biggest Deja Vu Moments Of 2011

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

The past has never been as easy to cut and paste as it was in 2011. Two decades ruled this inaugural aught -- the 1990s and the 1960s. The 90s -- ...

Ali, Frazier, Jackson, Stallone: Of Image, Race, Politics, and Myth

William Bradley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Monday's Philadelphia funeral for former heavyweight boxing champ Joe Frazier brought some old but still very salient issues back to the fore. Frazier's sudden death from liver cancer has reminded many of some uncomfortable truths.

From Jim Crow to Juan Crow -- a Boomer Reflects on Alabama's Civil Rights Legacy

Paul Kleyman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Paul Kleyman

The Alabama decision sent my mind rolling back through Birmingham on a chartered bus full of college students almost a half-century ago.

'The Kiss': An Excerpt From Growing Up Levittown

Steve Bergsman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

The following is an excerpt from Steve Bergsman's memoir Growing Up Levittown: In my first two years at the University of Florida, I never fell in ...

'Sgt. Pepper's' Artist Talks Art, Pop Culture & Professional Wrestling

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Defined as the 'Andy before Warhol', Sir Peter Blake is an icon in pop-art. While he's best known for designing the cover for The Beatles' album Sgt. ...

Blague d'Art: Up Against the Walls

Peter Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Frank


Reunion Season: Back to Campus, and to New Old Friends

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

Parallel universes: There are our college friends, and our college-reunion friends. In some cases, the two groups barely overlap.

"Mad Men" Anachronism Found: RedState Founder Spots Mistake

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The attention to detail on "Mad Men" has made the show something of a time capsule. From 1960s hemlines to plot lines, everything is carefully curated...

Iran: "The Whole World is Watching"

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joan E. Dowlin

Seeing all the blogs on the Huffington Post made me realize that Americans of all political persuasions care deeply about this issue of oppression in Iran.