In this month's New Yorker there's a marvelous article titled Late Bloomers: Why Do We Equate Genius with Prococity? Author Malcolm Gladwell refutes the conventional idea that doing something "truly creative" requires "the freshness and exuberance...of youth." Click here to read.
The movie The Visitor is now out on DVD and worth a watch. Written and directed by Tom McCarthy (who also did The Station Agent), the film tells the poignant story of a 62-year old Connecticut economics professor whose dismal life is transformed by a chance encounter with a Syrian musician who teaches him to play the African drum.
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