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Old Gold

20 June 2014 #461

Cover Story: Old Gold

More than 40 years have passed since he revved onto screens in American Graffiti. Then came Star Wars and Raiders. Now Harrison Ford has passed 70…but don’t call him an ‘icon’. In this edition, which has a special focus on older people, we also bring you: insights on the link between music and memory, a report into why older women in Australia are doing it tough and a young woman’s moving portrait of her grandparents’ 50-year marriage.

Also in this issue:

Justin Heazlewood spruiks his new book on the highs and lows of working as an artist in Australia; Terri Hooley discusses the new biopic on his life as a punk icon in turbulent 1970s Belfast; and Tim Byron finds out what happens when we listen to miserable music. In ‘Roving Eye’ this edition, American photographer Chris Capozziello turns his camera on his twin brother in a striking series on distance, disorder and the ties that bind.

The star of this edition’s ‘Vendor Profile’ is Tanya from Geelong, Victoria. And we have ‘Streetsheet’ contributions from Ax and Alan H in Sydney, Glenn in Brisbane, Clifford in Perth and Obi from The Big Issue’s Street Soccer program, also in Geelong.

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