- Here’s a look at graphic designer Joe Caroff, who kept a low profile but was responsible for some of the most iconic movie posters and book covers ever. (Print)
- This piece—about artist Nick Cave’s mosaics, recently installed in a Times Square subway tunnel, has some really great pictures of said mosaics. (NY Times)
- A brief history of Black debutante balls, which have been a thing since the 1700s (Messy Nessy Chic)
- Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of 9/11: check out this trailer for Generation 9/11, a doc about children who lost parents that day. (PBS)
- This piece—about the weird evolution of L.A. boutique Kitson—a store so popular with celebs it had a velvet rope outside the door—is kind of mind-blowing. (The Cut)
- This week’s episode of Everything is Fine with Julie Lythcott-Haims addresses becoming an adult no matter what your age, and it’s a good one. One of us might have cried. (Apple Podcasts)
- I am so down for American Crime Story: Impeachment, which is about the Clinton affair, and is produced by Monica Lewinsky. (YouTube)
- Check out New York fashion week street style—the good, the bad, and the unspeakable. And here—in case you can’t get enough of it—is more. (Vogue, Elle)
- Relatedly, here’s a brief oral history of the people who actually make those $10,000 gowns. (The Cut)
- Inspiring stories of people who changed course in midlife. It truly is never too late, ladies. (The Guardian)
I loved the podcast episode with Julie Lythcott-Haims – thanks for that! And I’ve always had the urge to go back to school to become something else (but may need to wait until done paying for kids college). I haven’t had a chance to read the Guardian piece but I love stories of reinvention and look forward to it. (And congratulations, DK!)
PSA -New York magazine has a Labor Day sale (might end today?) that’s one year digital for $20. I figured worth it as I was tired of missing out on Kim’s great links! So just in case others are feeling the same….
I’m watching On the Verge now. Her son in it is so cute and cool.
fYI, Can’t read articles from The Cut
Those Nick Cave mosaics!!! What a gift to NYC
I went back to school during the pandemic to change careers so thank you for the link to the Guardian article! Nice to know I am not the only one….I’ll be finishing up my final semester in the spring and my goal is to be in a new profession by this time next year – it really is never too late to change!!! And I am ok knowing I will possibly be the oldest (but happiest) intern on the face of the planet 🙂
Congratulations! I’d love to know what you’re doing.
Phasing out of a 30 year career as a chef. Started community college classes in fall of 2020 to get an AA degree in interior design to work towards becoming a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist for home building and remodeling. Learning drafting software programs, color theory, code requirements, history, etc.. has been a lot of work but I have loved every minute of it! Would love to find a job for a midlevel firm that isn’t afraid of hiring a 56 year old intern! Ha! Fingers crossed…worst case scenario is I keep cooking until I keel over with a spatula in my hand, so what have I got to lose?!?
Wow! What a fantastic career change. It’s really impressive that you did that and I’m happy you love it! I hope you get the position you want.
Such an interesting career choice––something so needed! More power to you! And fingers crossed you are offered the internship of your dreams.
At this point tales of successful reinvention just make me feel even worse about myself. I’ve been trying for three years to switch fields but average maybe 1-2 interviews per year. Transferrable skills — ha! If you don’t have the job title you’re applying for listed a few times on your CV, it doesn’t matter a whit that you’ve been doing the thing they’re asking for since the 90s. Having a CV that stretches back into the 90s probably doesn’t help either. At 55 I should just give up and call myself retired — even though I very much do not want to be. Sorry to be a downer. Reinvention is great. I’m just not pulling it off, and reading about people who do just causes existential nausea.
Stephanie, be gentle with yourself but don’t give up. Keep dreaming and take small actions towards your goal. Perhaps you are meant to go in another direction that you can’t even imagine. Just keep yourself out in the world, connecting with people and finding small joys in the everyday.
Stephanie, I am sorry that you are having a hard time changing careers. I have been there. You are probably already doing this but have you been working on extending your network/LinkedIn? For me, at least, I don’t even try applying for jobs via the normal paths. To the point where for the last three decades, all my positions came from my network. If your current network doesn’t extend into your new directions, can you ask for introductions, join virtual meetups, what about industry associations, comment on articles written by industry leaders, follow them on LinkedIn. Again, you are probably doing all of this; keep trying. I’ve received opportunities from the oddest places and just when I was in despair. Bon chance!
DK, I love this so much! CONGRATS.
Jenn and Kim, adding to my EIF guest wishlist, but Julie Delpy would be an awesome guest on your podcast. Right age, completely hip (French) and stylin’, funny and witty. Have loved her acting since the 90s (Before Sunrise, White) and her directing as well (2 days in Paris, 2 days in New York). She should be publicizing her new Netflix series with Elizabeth Shue, On the Verge, right now. Interesting views on aging as well. I wouldn’t be surprised, if you’re already working on it!
Dr. Jen Gunter would be fantastic as well!