Fairfax 50+ Podcast – Talk about Celebration of the Arts

By: Fairfax 50+ Podcasts

Fairfax 50+ is a podcast series featuring discussions on issues, services and activities of interest to residents 50 and over. On this edition, host Jim Person talks with Stuart Rosenthal, publisher of the Beacon Newspapers, a group of 4 regional newspapers that also cover issues of interest to the 50+ audience. He’s here to tell us about the paper’s Celebration of the Arts program... READ MORE

Chandra Wilson talks advocacy, acting and award

By: Rebekah Alcalde

Chandra Wilson spends her days acting as formidable Dr. Miranda Bailey on the hit ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and recently made waves for her moving and thought-provoking performance during her portrayal of her character’s heart attack. In the episode, titled “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” Dr. Bailey checks herself into an ER at a different hospital and attempts to... READ MORE

A call to action by all drivers

By: Bob Levey

My friend Ted is a solid citizen and a dutiful sort. He pays his taxes on time. He does the family grocery shopping cheerfully. When his 90-something parents need something, Ted arranges it, even though he and they live 1,500 miles apart. But sometimes your true nature pops out at moments when you don’t have time to think about it. So it went for Ted one recent evening. He was... READ MORE

D.C. insider turned film writer

By: Barbara Ruben

As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, K.C. Bailey never imagined she’d one day be writing and producing a feature film. She spent her days working on nuclear weapons nonproliferation policy during the waning days of the Cold War, wrote books on arms control, disarmament and UN weapons inspections, and regularly testified before Congress. “Every week, I’d brief Senate and House ... READ MORE

Artist examines the subconscious and art

By: Robert Friedman

Columbia artist George Sakkal, known for making dynamic collages out of little bits of torn paper, is now concentrating on what he considers the biggest of pictures — how seeing and the subconscious interconnect in the creation of art. Sakkal, 76, said in a recent interview that he has laid aside his paper-on-canvas work to explore through written words the true nature of great art... READ MORE

A philosopher explores the midlife crisis

By: Carol Sorgen

We’ve probably all been there. That question we ask ourselves when we hit our middle years: Is this all there is? For some of us, the so-called midlife crisis can hit in our 30s, for some not until their 40s or even 50s. No matter how successful we may be, personally and professionally, the realization that there are fewer years ahead of us than behind us, that our waistline may be... READ MORE