Melinda Henneberger: Too old? Scorsese, Dylan and Biden, too, damn it, are doing some of their best work now

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The Kansas City Star

Thank goodness America did not get to decide that 80-year-old Martin Scorsese was too old to make the indelible “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which is both so beautiful and so discomfiting that it has been haunting me. No pollster could tell 82-year-old Bob Dylan that this new round of touring for his “Rough and Rowdy Ways” album was one too many. It wasn’t until he got up from the piano and shambled offstage after his Kansas City show at the Midland last month that the audience was reminded of his age. Without realizing that I was putting together a fall tour of autumnal artists doing some of…

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