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Zoomer Magazine June 2018

Zoomer magazine is as much a movement as a magazine, Zoomer amplifies a positive vision of aging while addressing its issues through its innovative blend of relevant policy and lifestyle content with a service-with-style positioning. Its key pillars are health, travel, finance and policy, with food and drink, arts, entertainment and pop culture as well as beauty, grooming and fashion in the mix.

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in this issue

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UNCIVIL DISCOURSE, public bullying and virulent trolling are the default setting for tone in this moment of cultural divides. And it gets personal with body shaming, a rich source of ammunition on the battlefield – too thin, too fit, too fat, not fat enough and, yes, too old. “No one wants to see that” is the attitude when it comes to the aging body, but what if that older person wants to be seen – in the fullest sense of the word? In “Less Is More” (pg. 80), photographer Alkan Emin takes that fashion shoot trope – the classic white shirt story – and tweaks it in the most elemental sense with the white shirt becoming a foil to the self-aware nudity of his 14 subjects. The diverse group tells writer…

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Leanne Delap has been a fashion reporter at the Globe and Mail, a lifestyle columnist for the Toronto Star and editor-in-chief of Fashion magazine. Having accidentally ended up on a long-term fashion beat, as she puts it, the journalist also loves to hold forth on food, travel, love, sex and religion – as well as why people take their clothes off for art in “Less Is More” (pg. 80). Having experienced a heart attack himself, Jim Slotek, a regular contributor to everythingzoomer.com who also profiled Russell Peters for our June 2017 issue, gets to the heart of the matter, if you will, on cardiac critical care and rehab for “Tick-Tock” (pg. 68). The award-winning former Toronto Sun columnist is an entertainment critic and reporter and creator of the movie review site…

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this way up

If this trend continues we’re going to need a Tinder-like app for seniors. May we suggest “Older”? A survey by Match.com finds that both men and women say the best sex of their lives occurs in their mid-60s. Japan’s Masazo Nonaka, the world’s oldest living man, says his love of sweets helped him live to 112 Of course, he said this through a translator named Mr. Cook E. Monster, so medical professionals remain skeptical. Then the future King of England stepped back to the mic and asked, “And what’s the deal with airplane food?” Sky News reports that on a tour of Australia, Prince Charles, 69, says aging prevents him from fitting into certain clothes before quipping, “They keep telling me, ‘You have brilliant genes.’ But the trouble is I can’t get into…

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“silver” screen

IN HER 2014 BOOK Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, Diane Keaton, now 72, gives a shout-out to “women who make us see beauty where we never saw it; women who turn wrong into right.” It’s a declaration that could also serve as the tag line for her new film Book Club (May 18) in which she stars alongside Candice Bergen, 71, Jane Fonda, 80, and Mary Steenburgen, 65, as four friends who jump-start their love lives after reading the sexually charged 50 Shades of Grey (conveniently, Fifty Shades Freed, the final instalment of the film franchise based on the book, arrives on DVD just days before Book Club’s release). Portrayed as healthy, vigorous and ready to frolic under the sheets, the movie doesn’t play the actresses’ ages against them.…

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The sound of silence – both a classic Paul Simon tune and the response would-be biographers received when pitching their services to pen the 76-yearold soon-to-be-retired troubadour’s life story. That is, until celebrated rock journalist and author Robert Hilburn came along, interviewing Simon’s confidants and peers – as well as the artist himself – for Paul Simon: The Life. Meanwhile, famed humorist David Sedaris, 61, channels his feelings about aging in chapter headings like “Still Standing” and “And While You’re Up There, Check on My Prostate” for his latest essay collection Calypso, which expounds on life, loss and growing older. Award-winning The English Patient novelist Michael Ondaatje returns to the shadow of the Second World War in Warlight, about two siblings uncovering their parents’ secrets in post-war London. Natalie Morrill’s…

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au courant

THANKS TO DECADES as a fixture at American Vogue, André Leon Talley is among the industry’s most recognizable personalities, whether he’s appearing as himself in an episode of Empire, greeting arrivals at the annual Costume Institute Met Gala, or penning recherché pronouncements on clothes and astute cultural commentary. The intimate new documentary The Gospel According to André (opening across Canada in late May) brings us into the private world of the fashion icon. It starts at his White Plains, N. Y., home and journeys from the front row of fashion weeks back to the North Carolina hometown where he was raised by his grandmother. Past and present personal history mingles with opinions from Anna Wintour and Fran Lebowitz and a who’s who of designers from Tom Ford and Diane von Furstenberg…